Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango was named the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Most Valuable Player for the 2018/19 season yesterday.
The award, coming at the tail of an impressive season, marked a glorious night for the Kenyan international, who was also named the season’s Defender of the Year at the gala.
For his wins on the night, Joash bagged Kshs 1m, having beaten Ulinzi Stars forward Enosh Ochieng and his former team mate Francis Kahata to the award.
In the other categories, Farouk Shikhalo was named the Golden Glove winner, while Francis Kahata was pronounced the winner in the Midfielder of the Year category.
Tusker FC’s David Majak was named the Young Player of the Year and former Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay the Coach of the Year.
Most Valuable Player
Goalkeeper of The Year
1.Faruk Shikalo – Bandari/Yanga SC
2.Justin Ndikumana – Sofapaka FC
3.Samuel Odhiambo – Western Stima
Defender of The Year
1.Joash Onyango – Gor Mahia
2. Kelvin Wesonga – SoNy Sugar
3.Brian Otieno – Bandari FC
Midfielder of The Year
1.Francis Kahata – Gor Mahia/Simba SC
2.Abdallah Hassan – Bandari FC
3. Cliff Nyakeya – Mathare United/Al Masr
New/ Young Player of The Year
1.David Majak – Tusker FC
2.Jackson Dwang – Nzoia Sugar
3.Daniel Sakari – Kakamega Homeboyz/ Kariobangi Sharks
Golden Boot Award
1.Enosh Ochieng – Ulinzi Stars
2.Allan Wanga – Kakamega Homeboyz
3.Umaru Kasumba – Sofapaka
Coach of The Year
1.Hassan Oktay – Gor Mahia
2.Bernard Mwalala – Bandari
3.John Baraza – Sofapaka
SJAK President’s award
Dr. Wycliffe Makanga