Accolades continue to come in at Gor Mahia as Oktay is named April’s best

A day after leading Gor Mahia to an unprecedented 18th Kenyan Premier League (KPL) crown with two games to spare, head coach Hassan Oktay has been feted with the Coach of the Month Award for the month of April.

The Turkish national becomes the first coach this season to win the award twice following his prize in February and adds on to an impressive first season in charge that also saw him lead the side to the quarter-finals of the CAF Confederations Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

Congested month

In a congested month brought by this year’s transitional season, Gor played a total of eight league games in between juggling their continental expectations and claimed a whopping 20 points out of the 24 that were on offer.

The ill-fated Confed Cup quarter-final against Moroccan side RS Berkane cast a massive blot in the team’s season but the record league leaders regrouped to put their efforts in the league which culminated in them claiming the crown with two games to spare.

“This feels as a fair reward for a difficult job. I’m happy for what my team accomplished,” Oktay who replaced Briton Dylan Kerr at the start of the season said after being feted.