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Tusker Coach,Matano Named the best tactician


Tusker Fc tactician Robert Matano has won the Coach of the year accolade for the second time with the Ruaraka based side at the FKF Kenya Premier League Awards.

Matano helped the brewers win the 12th league title dislodging Kenya Premier League Giants Gor Mahia’s dominance.

In the award Matano beat KCB Coach Zedekiah Otieno who helped the bankers finish in the second spot in the league and Frank Ouna who helped Mathare United evade relegation with a spirited performance in the last five games.

The win is a repeat of a fete he did with Sofapaka in 2019 in their maiden season at the top flight league and the third as a coach having won in 2009 with Sofapaka.

In other categories Erick Kapaito was crowned the Most Valued Player of the FKF Premier League 2020/21 season.

He also got the Golden Boot Award after bagging 24 goals in the season.

Other winners that were awarded in the Black tie event are: Best Assistant Referee (Mary Njoroge), Referee of the year (Peter Waweru Kamaku), Digital Team of the year (Tusker FC), Fair Play Award (Kariobangi Sharks), Team Manager of the year (George Opondo), Young Player of the year (Henry Meja), Midfielder of the year (Lawrence Juma), Defender of the year (Eugene Asike), Golden Glove winner (James Saruni), and Coach of the year (Robert Matano).

Category winners from the Coach of the year, Golden Glove, and MVP each received a 55’ TV, with the Golden Glove and Golden Boot category receiving two nights at the Maasai Mara courtesy of Bonfire Adventures. The MVP also got three nights at Mombasa.