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Foya Awards set for November 20


SSERUNKUMA-CELEBRATENAIROBI, Kenya, November 7 – The Oscars of local soccer- Footballer of the Year Awards (Foya) gala- will be held on November 20 at a Nairobi hotel, organisers have disclosed Thursday.

The event in now in its fifth edition will see outstanding players, coaches, match officials and sports journalists honoured following the conclusion of the 2013 Kenyan Premier League season this weekend.

KPL CEO, Jack Oguda said there are no new categories and the gala will be held just as it was last year.

“This year we will have the champions (Gor Mahia) come with the trophy so that we can have a photo session with it and also we want to make sure we do it fairly to ensure everyone who worked hard from players to Journalist are rewarded,” the KPL chief added.

Players will receive various accolades including, best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, Golden Boot, young player, fair play and the player of the year.

The top scorer will be known on Saturday, when the league comes to a close with KCB’s forward Jacob Keli leading with 15, one ahead of Tusker’s Jesse Were.

Gor Mahia’s Dan Sserunkuma is the reigning KPL player of the year and will be looking to defend the crown after scoring in crucial matches, assisting K’Ogalo lift the trophy after 18 years.

The panellists are set to release the nominees next week.