Gor Mahia striker Michael Olunga receiving his fans' award from SuperSport

Gor Mahia striker Michael Olunga thanks fans after being voted Player of the Month in October.

Gor Mahia striker Michael Olunga has thanked fans for voting him as Player of the Month for October.

Olunga came out the best, beating City StarsJimmy Bagaye, Bandari's David Kingatua, Mathare's Noah Abich and Ulinzi Stars’ John Makwata to the award that comes with a prize money of Ksh 10 000 and a personalised trophy courtesy of Soka and SuperSport. 

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“I wish to thank all the fans who voted for me. Also my fellow players for making the nomination cut; it proves they did a great job in the month. I must, however, thank God for without him I would not have won this,” he said.

Olunga added, “It has been a good season to me. We won the league unbeaten, had a fine run at the Cecafa Kagame Cup and have already bagged the Top 8 title and looking forward to wrap it up with the GOtv Shield. It wasn’t easy though but we thank God and our fans.”

“It is through the fans support that the club has registered all the success. With financial challenges, they have ensured that they turn up in numbers in all the matches so that the gate collections keep us running and we appreciate them for that.”

“This year, I have made a massive improvement. Apart from scoring goals locally, I have played at bigger stages like Cecafa Kagame Cup and the national team, which has boosted my confidence and taken my career to another level. I just hope that this continues even in the upcoming season,” he concluded.

Olunga becomes the sixth player to win the award. The previous winners are Ali Abondo, Jacob Keli, Bernard Mangoli, Paul Kiongera and Meddie Kagere.

A total of 4 553 fans voted in the one week poll conducted on soka.co.ke with Olunga getting a massive 3 774 votes (82.89%) while Makwatta came a distant third with 347 votes, translating to 7.62% of the total. Bandari FC’s David Kingatua was third with 287 votes (6.30%).

Jimmy Bageya and Noah Abich managed 93 and 52 votes respectively translating to 2.04% and 1.14% in that order.