Matthews named December coach of the month

Matthews named December coach of the month
Bryan Mathews receives his reward from StarTimes Public Relations Manager Alex Mwaura

The former Kenyan international, who also doubles up as the NCPB ladies team head coach led the millers to the East and Central Africa Club championship title

National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) men’s handball team tactician Brian Mathews has been named the StarTimes/SJAK Coach of the Month of December 2022.

The former Kenyan international, who also doubles up as the NCPB ladies team head coach led the millers to the East and Central Africa Club championship title after defeating Tanzanian champions Ngome 24-18 in the title deciding match played in Zanzibar last month.

To win this award, Mathews closely pipped his counterpart Jack Ochieng who also led Nairobi Water queens to the ladies title in the women’s category of the same regional competition.


Another coach who made it to the nomination list for their impressive performance in various assignments during the month of December include Kenya’s Tong- IL Moo-do team head coach Master Ibrahim Mchumba who led team Jasiri to retain the Mombasa Open Tong- IL Moo-do championship overall title.

Meshack Senge of Strathmore Gladiators hockey team, Curtis Olago of KCB rugby team, KPA basketball coach Anthony Ojukwu and his counterpart Sadat Gaya who heads Thunder basketball team were also nominated.

For his exemplary performance, Mathews was awarded Ksh 100,000, a 55-inch smart television set and a personalized trophy.

Speaking while receiving the award at the NCPB headquarters, Mathews expressed his gratitude for the recognition.

“This award has come as a pleasant surprise to me. I understand I am only the second coach to win this award and that only gives me more motivation to better the handball sport in the country. I gathered much experience while trading my skills in Demark as a player, now it’s time for me to pass down the knowledge to the younger generation,” he said.

The tactician added; “I want to thank SJAK and StarTimes for this great scheme to reward coaches. This will motivate us more to give the best to the players.”