Harambee Stars and Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango has been named the Most Valuable player by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) for the year 2018/19 season, in awards ceremony staged at the National Museums of Kenya.
Joash who had an impressive season in the just concluded Kenya Premier League was also crowned as the best defender beating Sony Sugar player Kelvin Wesonga and Brian Otieno from Bandari to the award.
For being crowned as the MVP Joshua was awarded Kshs 1m, having beaten Ulinzi Stars forward Enosh Ochieng and his former team mate Francis Kahata.
Gor Mahia Coach Hassan Oktay was named as the best Coach while Tusker’s David Majak scooped the young player’s 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.
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
- 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
- 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