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Kenyan Sports Personality of the Year


Kenyan Sport Personality of the Year Awards, also known as SOYA Awards, are annual national awards given for sports personalities and organisations in Kenya. The awards were initiated in 2004 by Paul Tergat. The awards for each year are held at the beginning of the next year (e.g. 2008 awards took place in January 2009).

Awards winners

See footnote[1]

2004:

2005:

  • Sportsman of the year: Benjamin Limo (athletics)
  • Sportswoman of the year: Catherine Ndereba (athletics)
  • Sports team of the year (men): Kenya Chiba Ekiden relay team (athletics)
  • Sports team of the year (women): National volleyball team
  • Most Promising sportsman: Samuel Wanjiru (athletics)
  • Most Promising sportswoman: Veronica Nyaruai Wanjiru (athletics)
  • Hall of Fame inductee: Joe Kadenge (football)
  • Sports Federation: Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (general)
  • Special Category: Edwin Kipchumba (athletics, paralympic)

2006:

  • Sportsman of the year: Alex Kipchirchir (athletics)
  • Sportswoman of the year: Janeth Jepkosgei (athletics)
  • Sports team of the year (men): Junior World Cross Country team (athletics)
  • Sports team of the year (women): Kenya Commercial Bank (volleyball)
  • Most Promising sportsman: David Dunford (swimming)
  • Most Promising sportswoman: Pauline Korikwiang (athletics)
  • Hall of Fame inductee: Hardial Singh (field hockey)
  • Sports Federation: Athletics Kenya
  • Special Category: Francis Thuo (athletics, paralympic)

2007:

2008:

  • Sportsman of the year: Samuel Wanjiru (athletics)
  • Sportswoman of the year: Pamela Jelimo (athletics)
  • Sports team of the year (men): Kenya national rugby union team (sevens)
  • Sports team of the year (women): Kenya Prisons (volleyball)
  • Most Promising sportsman: Josephat Bett (athletics)
  • Most Promising sportswoman: Achieng Ajulu-Bushell (swimming)
  • Hall of Fame inductee: Jonathan Niva (football)
  • Sports Federation: Kenya Rugby Football Union
  • Special Category (men): Henry Kiprono Kirwa (athletics, paralympic)
  • Special Category (women): Mary Nakhumicha Zakayo (athletics, paralympic)
  • Community Hero: Juma Abdalla Kent (basketball)
  • Coach of the Year: Julius Kirwa (athletics)

2009:

Category Winner Sport
Sporstman of the year Collins Injera Rugby union
Sportswoman of the year Linet Masai Athletics
Sports team of the year (men) Kenya national rugby union team (sevens) Rugby union
Sports team of the year (women) World Cross Country Championships team Athletics
Most Promising sportsman George Odhiambo Football
Most Promising sportswoman Mercy Cherono Athletics
Hall of Fame inductee Doris Wefwafwa Volleyball
Sports Federation Athletics Kenya Athletics
Special Category (men) David Kiptum Paralympic athletics
Special Category (women) Mary Nakhumicha Paralympic athletics
Community Hero Veronicah Osogo Tennis
Coach of the Year Benjamin Ayimba Rugby union
Schools category (boys) Laiser Hill Academy
Schools category (girls) Shimba Hills Secondary School


2010:

Category Winner Sport
Sportsman of the year David Rudisha Athletics
Sportswoman of the year Nancy Lagat Athletics
Sports team of the year (men) Ulinzi Stars Football
Sports team of the year (women) Kenya Prisons Volleyball
Most Promising sportsman Caleb Mwangangi Athletics
Most Promising sportswoman Mercy Cherono Athletics
Hall of Fame inductee Wilson Kiprugut Athletics
Sports Federation Athletics Kenya Athletics
Special Category (men) Collins Wandera Paralympic athletics
Special Category (women) Mary Nakhumicha Paralympic athletics
Community Hero Brother Colm O’Connell Athletics
Coach of the Year Zedekiah Otieno Football
Schools category (boys) Kerugoya
Schools category (girls) Malava

See also

  • Kenya national athletics team

References

External links

  • Kenyan Sport Personality of the Year Awards
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