SJAK Awards: Joash named the MVP for 2018/19 season


Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango was on Monday 19 August named the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Most Valuable Player for the 2018/19 season, in an awards gala staged at the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi.

The award, coming at the tail of an impressive season, marked a glorious night for the Kenyan international, who was also named the season’s Defender of the Year at the gala.

For his wins on the night, Joash bagged Kshs 1m, having beaten Ulinzi Stars forward Enosh Ochieng and his former team mate Francis Kahata to the 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.

Tusker FC’s David Majak was named the Young Player of the Year and former Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay the Coach of the Year.

All winners:

Most Valuable Player

Joash Onyango

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

2. 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

3. 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