Kenya 7s star Ambaka, Okello nominated for Sports Personality Awards

Kenya International Willy Ambaka has been nominated for the Male’s Player of the Year Award in the upcoming Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) set for Mombasa in January.

Ambaka will battle for the award with Athletes Elijah Manangoi, Conseslus Kipruto, and Harambee Stars keeper Patrick Matasi who turns out for Ethiopian side ST Goerges FC.

In 2018 Ambaka featured for Kenya 7s in the World 7s Series as the side went to make two final appearances and a set a record of 104 points.

He was also part of the World Cup and Commonwealth squad.  The Kenya Harlequins star also featured for Kenya Simbas as they went on to finish second in the Africa Gold Cup and fourth in the World Cup Qualifiers Repechage.


In the Female player of the year category, Kenya Lionesses ace Janet Okello will battle with Fatuma Zarika (Boxing), Hellen Obiri, Beatrice Chepkoech and Celliphine Chespol (All Athletes)

Africa Champions and Safari 7s winners Kenya Lionesses have been nominated for the Women’s Sports Team of the year. Other teams in the category include Malkia Strikers, KPA and Equity Basketball team.

The voting processing is ongoing and it will close on January 9 2019. Fans can vote for the favourite nominees by dialing *279#.

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