KCB player Paul Kiongera

KCB FC forward Paul Mungai Kiongera voted the best player for August in the SportPesa Premier League.

Fans have voted KCB FC forward Paul Mungai Kiongera as the best player in the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) for the month of August in a week-long poll conducted on Soka.co.ke.

Kiongera beat off stiff competition from Muhoroni Youth’s George Mandela, Nakuru AllStars’ Lwamba Bebeto Mulondwa, Sofapaka’s Fuadi Ndayisenga and Nairobi City Stars striker Sanneh Ebrima to emerge the winner.

 

A total of 3003 fans participated in the poll with Kiongera bagging 1 808 of the total, translating to 60.21% of the votes while Mandela was second on 637 votes, a 21.21% of the total votes as Bebeto came third on 297 votes which translated to 9.89% of the total.

Fuadi was fourth on 149 votes and a 4.96% of the total with Gambian Sanneh Ebrima finishing fifth with 112 votes translating to 3.73%.

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Kiongera was awarded with a Kshs 10 000 cash prize and a personalised trophy courtesy of Soka, SuperSport and the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).

Kiongera thanked all the fans for their support and promised to work even harder.

“This award means so much to me and to my club, KCB, as well. It means the fans appreciate my talent and I’ll now have to work harder,” he said,

“It also means that we have good players at the club because I wouldn’t have won it as an individual, it all about team work,” he added.

KCB is 14th in the SPL log but Kiongera believes the team can avoid relegation.

“We have faith as team that things will work out for us. We have very good players and I believe we will remain in the top-tier, that is what everyone is hoping for,” he added.

The KCB talisman will be the fourth player to win it after Gor Mahia’s Victor Ali Abondo, Jacob Keli, formerly of AFC Leopards and Bernard Mangoli of AFC Leopards.