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Sserunkuma crowned Kenya's finest

Gor Mahia striker Dan Sserunkuma is the 2012 Kenyan Premier League Player of The Year.

The Ugandan import was crowned at a glittering ceremony in Nairobi on Wednesday to crown off a superb season in which he also finished second in the race for the golden boot after scoring 17 goals.

KCB’s Mungai Kiongera was voted the second best player while Mike Barasa came third.

Top 8 and FKF President’s Cup winners Gor Mahia were the major winners as coach Zdravko Logarusic won the coach of the year award, Teddy Akumu claimed the midfielder of the year award and Ivan Anguyo was crowned the defender of the year.

For the second year running, Tusker’s Bonface Oluoch was voted the best goalkeeper with Jerim Onyango coming in second while BenRoberts Mandela was third.

Veteran John Baraza picked up his third golden boot award in five years after scoring 18 goals in the past season. He also won the second trophy by claiming the Fairplay Player of the Year award for the season. The veteran striker played 28 matches scoring 18 goals and receiving a single booking.

Sserunkuma made it three awards on the night when he was named second in the Fairplay category.

Tusker striker Obadiah Ndege was third in the Fair Play category scoring seven goals and going through an entire season without receiving a single caution.

Muhoroni youth dominated the new Player of the Year award with striker Abbey natty winning the accolade. The striker scored four goals for the team last season helping them survive relegation at their very first attempt.

The runner up in the category was Hussein ZZinda of Karuturi., the striker moved to Karuturi Sports from Water in Uganda Super League scoring three goals for the flowermen as they went on to finish 12th.

Player of the Year

1. Dan Sserunkuma

2. Paul Kiongera

3. Mike Baraza

Golden Boot

1. John Baraza

2. Dan Sserunkuma

3. Rama Salim/Kepha Aswani/Evans Amuoka

Coach of the Year

1. Zdravko Logarusic

2. John Kamau

3. Stanley Okumbi

Midfielder of the Year

1. Anthony Akumu

2. Francis Kahata

3. Paul Kiongera

Defender of the Year

1. Ivan Anguyo

2. Jockins Atudo

3. Eugene Asike

Goalkeeper of the Year

1. Boniface Oluoch

2. Fredrick Onyango

3. Robert Mandela

Team manager of The Year

1. Josephat Okal

2. George Maina

3. William Muluya

Assistant Referee of The Year

1.Gilbert Cheruiyot

2. Mike Mwangi

3. Jane Cherono

Referee of the Year

1. Nassur Doka

2. Davies Omweno

3. Tom Onyango

FairPlay Team of The Year

1. Rangers

2. Ulinzi Stars

3. Muhoroni Youth

Fair Play Player of The Year

1. John Baraza

2. Dan Sserunkuma

3. Obadiah Ndege

New Player of The Year

1. Abbey Natty

2. Zzinda Hussein

3.Edmond Murai


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