You are now able to vote for SOYA Awards nominees in various categories with KCB’s Darwin Mukidza and Sinaida Aura of Northern Suburbs being lead nominees.
Mukidza, who lead Kenya Simbas to a second place finish in 2017, is nominated in the Sportsman of the year award. You can vote for him by going to http://www.soyaawards.com/vote/ or dialling *279#.
Mukidza, however, faces stiff competition from World beaters who include 1500m world champion Elijah Manangoi who was named Athletics Kenya athlete of the year, Berlin Marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge, World 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto and Geoffrey Kirui who won Marathon during the 2017 World Championships in London.
For Aura, who was part of the Kenya Lionesses side that qualified for the Commonwealth Games, will compete for the award with 5000m World champion Hellen Obiri, Edith Wisa of Volleyball, 1500m World Champion Faith Kipngetich and Boston Marathon winner Ednah Kiplagat.
Kenya Cup and Enterprise champions KCB are also nominated in the male team of the year award with the voting process being the same as Mukidza and Aura’s.
KCB competes with Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia, Kenya Under 19 Cricket team, Kenya Police Hockey team and Vihiga Football team.
Kenya Lionesses will compete for the award with National women volleyball team, Telkom Hockey team, national women cricket team and Under 20 starlets.
Sports team of the year- KCB Rugby, Gor Mahia, Cricket U19, Kenya Police Hockey team, Vihiga Football team
Sportsteam of the year –Women National Women Volleyball team, Telkom Hockey Team, National Women Cricket team, Kenya Lionesses, Under 20 Starlets
Sportsman of the year award- Darwin Mukidza –Rugby, Elijah Manangoi, Conseslus Kipruto, Eliud Kipchoge and Geoffrey Kirui –Athletics
Sportswoman of the year award- Sinaida Aura –Rugby, Edith Wisa –Volleyball, Hellen Obiri, Faith Chepngetich –Atheltics, Ednah Kiplagat –Atheltics
Federation of the year award- Football Kenya Federation, Boxing Association of Kenya, Cricket Kenya, Kenya Secondary School Sports Association, Athletics Kenya.