The iconic Fort Jesus in Mombasa. Fort Jesus will this evening play host to Kenya's premier sports awards gala- The SOYA Awards
The iconic Fort Jesus in Mombasa. Fort Jesus will this evening play host to Kenya's premier sports awards gala- The SOYA Awards

Winners for the various categories in the Sports personality of the year 2018, SOYA Awards, will be announced tonight at a gala slated for Fort Jesus in Mombasa. The iconic monument, Fort Jesus, will this evening play host to Kenya’s premier sports awards gala.

Here is the list of all nominees, per category:

Sports Team of the Year- Men:

  1. Gor Mahia FC,
  2. The kenya men’s Deaf Handball team,
  3. Davis Cup- Tennis,
  4. Harambee Stars football team
  5. Kanbis Sports Club’s Cricket team.

Sports Team of the Year- Women:

  1. Malkia strikers’ Volleyball Team,
  2. the KPA (Kenya Ports Authority) Basketball Team,
  3. Equity Bank’s Women basketball Team
  4. Kenya’s Lionesses Rugby Team.

Sportsman of the year:

  1. Willy Ambaka- A Rugby player
  2. Elijah manangoi- An athlete
  3. Patrick Matasi- A footballer
  4. Conseslus Kipruto- An Athlete
  5. Eliud Kipchoge- An Athlete

SportsWoman of the Year:

  1. Janet Okello (A Rugby Player),
  2. Fatuma zarika (A Boxer),
  3. Hellen Obiri (An Athlete),
  4. Beatrice Chepkoech (An Athlete)
  5. Celliphene Chespol (An Athlete).

Physically challenged sportsman of the year:

  1. Peter Munuhe
  2. Dickson Ondwari
  3. Daniel Kiptum
  4. Samuel kuria
  5. Henry Caleb otieno

Favourite Federation of the year:

  1. The Football Federation of Kenya,
  2. Tennis Kenya,
  3. Chess Federation,
  4. The Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association, KSSSA,
  5. Athletics Kenya
  6. Roll Ball Kenya

Most Promising 2018 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year- Girls

  1. Teresia Engesha (Harambee Starlets),
  2. Beatrice Chebet (Athletics),
  3. Angela Okutoyi (Tennis),
  4. Maria Brunlehner (Swimming) and
  5. Edinah Jebitok (Athletics).

Coach of the Year

  1. Rosemary Owino – Tennis Coach
  2. Kenya Lionesses coach Kevin ‘Bling’ Wambua,
  3. Telkom hockey team coach Jos Openda,
  4. KCB rugby coach Curtis Olago and
  5. Prisons Kenya women volleyball team coach Josp Barasa.

 SOYA Girls’ School of the Year

  1. Kaya Tiwi,
  2. Moi Girls Kamusinga,
  3. Trans Nzoia Mixed,
  4. St. Anne’s Sega Girls,
  5. Tigoi Girls
  6. Butere High School.
  7. Kwanthanze,
  8. Kwale Girls and
  9. Soweto Academy.

SOYA Boys’ School of the Year

  1. Laiser Hill,
  2. Upper Hill,
  3. Kakamega School,
  4. Olbolsat,
  5. Sigalame,
  6. St. Antony Boys,
  7. Malava,
  8. Kapkenyeloi,
  9. St. Lukes’ Kimilili,
  10. Musingu,
  11. Kanyawanga and
  12. Menengai.

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