And The Winners Are…

After seven weeks of nominations, shortlists and voting, it is finally time to present to you the winners of the inaugural Kenya Cup fans’ awards. Drum rolls please…

First let me start by thanking all those who took time to nominate, vote, all 4,000+ entries (yes even those who tried voting on multiple occasions, we saw you). A special mention to the panel of experts who took time out to sift through all those votes to give their opinion, asanteni!

A big shout out to all the nominees, though we didn’t get a chance to inform/congratulate you individually, your tireless work to grow this game does not go unnoticed! A total of 2,237 people took time out to cast a vote for you all, that is no mean feat, kuna watu hizi elections hawatapata kura kama hizi zenu! Haya to the drum rolls, now for real..

Women’s Forward Of The Season

Women’s Forward of the Season – Stacey Atieno (Mwamba RFC)
  1. Stacey Atieno (Mwamba RFC) – 49% (1,099 Votes)
  2. Anne Akinyi (Nakuru RFC) – 23% (510 Votes)
  3. Knight Otwoma (Yamanashi Impala) – 12% (262 Votes)
  4. Evelyn Kalemera (Mwamba) – 10% (223 Votes)
  5. Leah Wambui Njogu (Yamanashi Impala) – 6% (143 Votes)

Men’s Forward Of The Season

Men’s Forward of the season – Bethwel Anami (Strathmore Leos)
  1. Bethwel Anami (Strathmore Leos) – 33% (728 Votes)
  2. George Nyambua (Kabras RFC) – 21% (461 Votes)
  3. Crispin Shitundo (Menengai Oilers) – 19% (431 Votes)
  4. Peter Waitere (KCB RFC) – 15% (329 Votes)
  5. Teddy Akala (Kabras RFC) – 13% (288 Votes)

Women’s Back Of The Season

Women’s Back of the season – Janet Okello (Photo – Capital FM)
  1. Janet Okello (Mwamba RFC) – 39% (867 Votes)
  2. Grace Adhiambo (Nakuru RFC) – 30% (670 Votes)
  3. Cecilia Wayua (Yamanashi Impala) – 12% (261 Votes)
  4. Stella Wafula (Yamanashi Impala) – 11% (249 Votes)
  5. Sarah Oluche (Mwamba RFC) – 8% (190 Votes)

Men’s Back Of The Season

Men’s Back Of The Season – Collins Injera
  1. Collins Injera (Mwamba RFC) – 37% (827 Votes)
  2. Davis Nyaudi (Menengai Oilers) – 19% (432 Votes)
  3. Darwin Mukidza (KCB RFC) – 16% (349 Votes)
  4. Jone Kubu (Kabras RFC) – 14% (323 Votes)
  5. Geoffrey Ominde (Menengai Oilers) – 14% (306 Votes)

Referee Of The Season (Female)

Referee of the season (Female) – Beryl Akinyi
  1. Beryl Akinyi – 41% (917 Votes)
  2. Noreen Liyosi – 34% (753 Votes)
  3. Mercy Dudi – 25% (567 Votes)

Referee Of The Season (Male)

Referee of the season (Male) – Victor Oduor)
  1. Victor Oduor – 34% (752 Votes)
  2. Linus Kamande – 18% (396 Votes)
  3. Moses Ndungu – 17% (376 Votes)
  4. Godwin Karuga – 16% (368 Votes)
  5. Duncan Kioko – 15% (345 Votes)

Women’s Kenya Cup Coach Of The Season

Women’s Kenya Cup coach of the season – Joseph Baabu Odindi (Mwamba RFC)
  1. Joseph Baabu Odindi (Mwamba RFC) – 56% (1252 Votes)
  2. Felix Oloo (Nakuru RFC) – 27% (611 Votes)
  3. Mary Otieno (Yamanashi Impala) – 17% (374 Votes)

Men’s Kenya Cup Coach Of The Season

Men’s Kenya Cup coach of the season – Gibson Weru
  1. Gibson Weru (Menengai Oilers) – 28% (632 Votes)
  2. Jerome Muller (Kabras RFC) – 22% (500 Votes)
  3. Kevin Wambua (Mwamba RFC) – 19% (432 Votes)
  4. Louis Kisia (Strathmore Leos) – 16% (362 Votes)
  5. Curtis Olago (KCB RFC) – 14% (311 Votes)

Kenya Cup Fan Of The Season

Kenya Cup fan of the season – Dominick Manyasa (Kabras RFC)
  1. Dominick Manyasa (Kabras RFC) – 25.12% (562 Votes)
  2. Azu Topshutter (Nakuru RFC) – 24.90% (557 Votes)
  3. Dedan Maurice (Strathmore Leos) – 22.31% (499 Votes)
  4. Miss Barakeilla (KCB RFC) – 15.06% (337 Votes)
  5. Awouri Olando (Menengai Oilers) – 12.61% (282 Votes)

Media Personality Of The Season

Media Personality of the season – Collins Amanga (Scrummage)
  1. Collins Amanga (The Scrummage) – 28% (635 Votes)
  2. Bernard Ndong’ (Citizen TV) – 25% (553 Votes)
  3. Eric Njiru (Raga House) – 19% (436 Votes)
  4. Cedric Oronje (Switch TV) – 16% (350 Votes)
  5. Ayumba Oyodi (Nation Media) – 12% (263 Votes)

Photographer Of The Season

The Photographers – Denis Ekanusu third from left.
  1. Denis Acre-half – 27% (608 Votes)
  2. Arigi Obiero (Ministry of Rugby) – 26% (579 Votes)
  3. Chris Omollo (Nation Media) – 17% (379 Votes)
  4. Daudi Were – 16% (335 Votes)
  5. Tony Munge (Lens Eye Images) – 14% (305 Votes)

Women’s Kenya Cup Team Of The Season

Women’s Kenya Cup team of the season – Mwamba RFC (Photo – Capital FM)
  1. Mwamba RFC – 45% (1015 Votes)
  2. Nakuru RFC – 41% (922 Votes)
  3. Yamanashi Impala – 7% (165 Votes)
  4. Northern Suburbs – 6% (135 Votes)

Men’s Kenya Cup Team Of The Season

Men’s Kenya Cup team of the season – Kabras RFC
  1. Kabras – 32% (706 Votes)
  2. Menengai Oilers – 24% (537 Votes)
  3. Mwamba Rugby – 20% (440 Votes)
  4. Strathmore Leos – 18% (404 Votes)
  5. Blakblad – 7% (150 Votes)

Women’s Player Of The Season

Women’s player of the season – Janet Okello (Mwamba RFC)
  1. Janet Okello (Mwamba RFC) – 37% (836 Votes)
  2. Grace Adhiambo (Nakuru RFC) – 32% (713 Votes)
  3. Sarah Oluche (Mwamba RFC) – 12% (267 Votes)
  4. Christabel Lindo (Yamanashi Impala) – 10% (227 Votes)
  5. Knight Otwoma (Yamanashi Impala) – 9% (194 Votes)

Men’s Kenya Cup Player Of The Season

Men’s Kenya Cup player of the season – Geoffrey Ominde (Menengai Oilers)
  1. Geoffrey Ominde (Menengai Oilers) – 30% (667 Votes)
  2. Collins Injera (Mwamba RFC) – 25% (558 Votes)
  3. Jone Kubu (Kabras RFC) – 22% (502 Votes)
  4. Darwin Mukidza (KCB RFC) – 13% (289 Votes)
  5. Crispin Shitundo (Menengai Oilers) – 10% (221 Votes)

A big congratulations to all the winners, well deserved all round! Once again a big thank you to everyone who took time to participate in one way or another. Watch this space, dust off your rugby jerseys, we will be back, bigger, better more glamorous and with a bag full of goodies, till then, be nice to each other!

KWISHA…Nimeruka Nje!!!

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