Juma wins Kenya's top football award

Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Veteran midfielder Tom Juma has been voted Kenya's player of the year.
Juma, who plays for both Premier League champs Oserian Fastac and the national team, Harambee Stars, clinched the inaugural 2001 Red Bull player-of-the-year award, and with it 2,000 US dollars.
Mathare United defender Philip Opiyo was runner-up during the ceremony Wednesday, and took home 1,500 dollars.
Alan Ogal, a youngster whose exploits in this year's national Under-17 tournament impressed the selectors, won the junior award.
The winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Austria, where they will undergo a month's trial with Austrian first division side, Casino Salzburg.
The selection panel comprised Kenya's senior sports journalists.

06 december 2001 16:28:00




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