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Walusimbi nominated in SJ Kenyan Premier League Awards

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Ugandan left back Godfrey Walusimbi aka Jajja Walu has been nominated to compete in the category of the best defenders in the 2017 Sport Journalists of Kenya Association (SJAK) Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Awards.

Walusimbi, who helped Gor Mahia seal their 16th Kenyan Premier League title with 74 points, will battle for the award with Charles Momanyi (KK Homeboyz), Musa Mohamed (Gor Mahia), Haron Shakava (Gor Mahia), Jockins Atudon (Posta Rangers), Christopher Oruchum (Thika United), Pascal Ogweno (Kariobangi Sharks) and Karim Nzigiyimana (Gor Mahia).

Another Ugandan, Sofapaka’s Sam Ssimbwa,  was nominated in the Coach of the Year category alongside Kariobangi Sharks’ William Muluya, to face Posta’s Sammy Omolo, Nzoia’s Bernard Mwalala and Mike Mururi of Kakamega Homeboyz.

Ssimbwa guided Sofapaka to second place, losing out on the title by 19 points.

The SJAK football gala will have eight categories; Golden Glove, Defender of the Year, Midfielder of the Year, Golden Boot, MVP, Young/New Player, Coach of the Year and a special category dubbed SJAK AWARD.

The awards ceremony will take place on December 18 in Nairobi.

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