Hockey Queen Ommala scoops top honours at Magharibi Awards

Hockey Queen Ommala scoops top honours at Magharibi Awards

Hockey Queen Ommala scoops top honours at Magharibi Awards

National team captain Betsy Ommala was on Friday evening named the 2014 Magharibi Michezo Awards  Player Of The Year at a gala dinner held at Mashariki Sports Leadership College in the western town of Bungoma. She was also rewarded with Ksh 50,000 apart from the individual trophy.

Omala, who led Kenya to qualify for second round of the World Hockey League, was pitted against Sofapaka’s Ekaliani Ndolo, Kenya sevens’ Bush Mwale and Kenya Prisons volleyball’s Michael Chemos.

Ndolo, however, was named the 2014 MMA Footballer of the Year beating Gor Mahia’s Harun Shakava, AFC Leopards SC’s Jackson Saleh and West Kenya’s Nelson Simwa. Kakamega School’s football captain Harun Nyakha got the Most Promising Footballer gog.

Mwale beat a strong field that included Western Bulls’ Duncan Abuyeka and KCB RFC’s Oliver Mangeni to emerge the winner. Western Bulls’ ferocious back row Elkins Musonye walked away with the Most Promising Rugby Player title.

MMA Patron and Webuye Member of Parliament Dan Wanyama said, “ This awards initiative is a noble idea that gives recognition to all cadres of sports personalities from the Western Kenya region and we give credit to the organizing committee and everybody else involved in ensuring that it comes to fruition.”

Christine Wasike, the Chief Officer in the Bungoma County Ministry of Sports and Education said, “ This awards ceremony is very much in line with some of the ideals and policies of our ministry and we are very grateful to the event organizers for coming up with this noble idea.”

The rest of the winners list:

Overall MMA Player of the year

Betsy Ommala

Best School

Friends School Kamusinga

Best Rugby Player

Bush Mwale

Volleyball – Women

Elizabeth Wanyama

Best Volleyball Player – Men

Michael Chemos

Best Hockey Player Men

Ken Nyongesa

Best Hockey Player Ladies

Flavian Mutiva

Best Footballer of the Year

Anthony Ndolo

Coach of the year

David Lung’aho

Community coach of the year

Luanda Okinyi

Best Basketball Player –Women

Hilda Indasi

Best Basketball Player Men

Martin Kintongo

Most Promising Basketball Men

Ansalim Onalo

Most Promising Basketball Women

Carol Akinyi

Most Promising Soccer

Harun Nyakha

Most Promising Volleyball – Men

 Brian Barasa

Most Promising Volleyball Women

Edith Wisah

Most Promising Hockey Men

 David Obunyasi

Most Promising Hockey Women

Pauline Naise

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