Kenyan Premier League Champions, Gor Mahia, picked up four of the seven main awards during the 2015 KPL Footballer of the Year Awards gala night on Wednesday night.
The biggest recognition went to forward Michael Olunga who, as widely expected, bagged the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award besides scooping the golden boot runners-up prize.
Goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch took home the golden glove, coach Frank Nuttall the manager of the year while Karim Nizigiyimana beat his teammate Musa Mohammed and Ulinzi Stars Geoffrey Kokoyo to the defender of the year award.
Most of the winners went with the usual flow; thanking their manager, fans and families for ‘helping’ them win their respective awards.
However, Nizigiyimana called out one man from the crowd; Gor Mahia assistant coach Frank Ouna.
The Burundian showered praise on a surprised Ouna, revealing that it was the former Mathare United team manager who gave him the chance to step in at Gor Mahia.
“Ouna believed in me after watching us play in Cecafa. He took it upon himself and ensured I joined the club and even paid for my transport to come to Gor Mahia. For that, I will forever be grateful,” said the full-back.
He continued: “This award I dedicate to him (Ouna) and to all Gor Mahia fans who have made my stay at the club ever more comfortable and I hope I can continue repaying them