Edith Wisa wins Overall Magharibi Michezo Awards crown
Kenya Prisons middle blocker Edith Wisa was last weekend named The Magharibi Michezo Awards Overall Sports personality of the year.
Wisa beat a strong field of four to be named the best player from the region during the annual awards held at the Tourist Hotel Bungoma on 23rd December 2017.
The former Lugulu Girls High School student had an amazing season as she stamped her authority, as one of the finest rising stars of African volleyball.
During the African cup of Nations held in Cameroon earlier in the year , Wisa was instrumental in supporting Kenya’s women volleyball team qualify to the World Championships to be held in 2018 in Japan .
Kenya Ports Authority Basketball team star Natalie Akinyi emerged as the best female basketball player of the season. It has been a steady rise for the former Bulimbo Girls player who joined the U18 national team straight from high school. Natalie is the current East Africa Most Valuable player and best Point guard.
On top of that, Natalie received a special mention at the Africa Women’s Club Championships in Luanda Angola where she guided Kenya with her spectacular performance. Since 2014 Natalie has never missed a national team call up and remains as one of the finest players in Africa.
Following an incredible season that included three penalty saves during the CECAFA Senior challenge Cup held in Kenya, Posta Rangers custodian Patrick Matasi was named as the best footballer of the season while Pauline Naise emerged the best female hockey player.
George Nyambua was named the best rugby player of the year following an incredible season as one of the most outstanding players in the 2016/2017 Kenya Cup season. Nyambua helped Kabras Sugar reach the Kenya Cup final and also captained Kenya Simbas in a test against Hong Kong. He also made the writer’s Kenya Cup team of the season.
2017 MMA WINNERS LIST
MMA 2017 Footballer of the year Men - Patrick Matasi
MMA 2017 Footballer of the year Women - Terry Engesa Vihiga Queens
MMA 2017 Most Promising Football Player of the year - Cynthia Shilwatso Vihiga Queens
MMA 2017 Hockey Player of the year – Men Chris Wokila
MMA 2017 Hockey Player of the year – Women Pauline Naise
MMA 2017 Most Promising Hockey Player of the year Gilbert Okanga – Kakamega High School
MMA 2017 Volleyball player of the year Women - Edith Wisa
MMA 2017 Male Volleyball Player of the year - Brian Melly
MMA 2017 Most Promising volleyball Player of the year - Elizabeth Muyuka Mukumu Girls
MMA 2017 Basketball player of the year Women - Natalie Akinyi
MMA 2017 Basketball player of the year Men Martin Kitongo
MMA 2017 Most Promising Basketball player of the year Daisy Ayodi
MMA 2017 Rugby Player of the year Men -
MMA 2017 Rugby Player of the year Women
MMA 2017 Team of the year Vihiga Queens