Public voting for SOYA Awards to kick off late December

Public voting for SOYA Awards to kick off late December

Public voting for SOYA Awards to kick off late December

Public voting for the various categories in the 2016 Sports personality of the Year Award  SOYA will kick off later this month and closes early January.

The award ceremony will be held on January 20th at Carnivore Grounds where the winners in different categories will be announced.

Voting for the public will be opened on December 31 and closes on January 15th 2017.

Sports fans will be able to vote for their favourite nominees in the various categories multiple times. 

Voting can be done free of charge via SMS on *279#, as well as on Facebook / SOYA AWARDS (KENYA) and Twitter/ @soyaawards

Past SOYA winners include Olympic Champion and World Record Holder David Rudisha, Richard Matelong, Julius Yego, Simon Cherono, Ezekiel Kemboi, Vivian Cheruiyot, Nancy Langat, Ulinzi Football Club and Gor Mahia Football Club, among many others.

The Safaricom Athletics Series was launched in 2013 and is the umbrella banner under which Safaricom manages all its athletics properties. Under the series, there are mixed portfolios of athletics events, which include Athletics Kenya-sponsored competitive races and community-based events.

Over the past two years Safaricom has expanded its athletics portfolio to include more races, as the company seeks to widen the scope of athletic talent that can be identified and nurtured through various sporting events. In 2014 Safaricom added the relay edition to the sponsorship basket and in 2015, the Series was expanded to include track and field events.

The Safaricom Athletics Series brings under one roof the Kisii Half Marathon, Iten Road race, the Deaf Athletics Association of Kenya (DAAK) events, Henry Wanyoike Hope For The Future Run, and the Mombasa International Marathon.

Others races in the series include: Ndalat Gaa Cross Country (Nandi) and the Kisumu International  Marathon held last Sunday.

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