NAIROBI – Former Bright Stars custodian Matthias Kigonya has been nominated for the best goalkeeper of the year award in the annual Kenya Premier League awards.
The free agent who has decided to leave Sofapaka FC is the only Ugandan player nominated among the 12 categories that were shortlisted this week.
Last season, Kigonya scored four goals for his side (all penalties) and kept 10 clean sheets as Sofapaka finished fifth in the league.
Kigonya was part of the KPL All-Stars team that traveled to Spain for exhibition matches against Cordoba and Sevilla Atlético in 2017.
Kigonya will face stiff competition from Patrick Matasi who featured for Tusker last season, Farouk Shikalo of Bandari, Kevin Omondi (SoNy Sugar) and AFC Leopards’ Ezekiel Owade.
The winner of this specific award will walk away with Ksh. 500,000 while the runner up will scoop Ksh. 300,000.
A total of 6.7M will go to respective winners. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) will bag Ksh. 1M.