At the close of round 3 of games in the FKF Premier League, Nairobi City Stars head coach Sanjin Alagic was nominated for Coach of the week after masterminding a massive 2-0 win over bandari as two players; keeper Steve Njunge and center back Salim Shitu Abdalla have been named to the team of the week (TOTW).
Sanjin was nominated for alongside AFC Leopards coach Anthony Kimani and KCB’s Zedekiah Zico Otieno who led their respective teams to 3-0 and 2-0 wins over Sofapaka and Kakamega Homeboyz in the ended round of games.
Njunge, recently named the MVP for City Stars after Friday’s 2-0 win over Bandari, was named as the keeper in the TOTW.
Separately, he was also been nominated for Player of the week (3).
During the first round of games against Nzoia Sugar, Njunge alongside Oliver Maloba, were named to the reserve of the team of week 1 as skipper Anthony Kimani and Davis Agesa made it to the starting eleven.
Stopper Salim Shitu Abdalla, City Stars MVP in the season opening game against Nzoia Sugar, is included in the backline of the TOTW 3 alongside Vihiga United’s Norman Werunga and AFC Leopard’s’ skipper Robinson Kamura.
Peter Thiong’o (AFC Leopards), Fidel Origa (Wazito), Michael Mutinda (KCB), James Macharia (Tusker FC), David Owino (KCB) make the midfield as Emmanuel Mogaka (Bidco United) and Elvis Rupia (AFC Leopards) are named as the strikers
“It’s encouraging to see our players make the TOTW this early. It is a call to competitiveness not only the named players, but for the rest of the squad in the competitive league,” said team coordinator Samson Otieno
“We also note that our coach Sanjin too is, in just his first season, is mixing with the experienced coaches in the league in receiving nominations as coach of week.” added Samson
Gad Mathews-GK (Gor Mahia), Joseph Mbugi (Posta Rangers), Said Tsuma (AFC Leopards), Derrick Otanga (KCB) and Bernard Ochieng (Wazito) complete the bench of the TOTW.
Team of the Week 3 (Fri 11-Sun 13 Dec 2020)
Goalkeeper: Steve Njunge (Nairobi City Stars)
Defenders: Salim Abdallah (Nairobi City Stars), Norman Werunga (Vihiga United), Robinson Kamura (AFC Leopards)
Midfielders: Peter Thiong’o (AFC Leopards), Fidel Origa (Wazito), Michael Mutinda (KCB), James Macharia (Tusker FC), David Owino (KCB)
Strikers: Emmanuel Mogaka (Bidco United), Elvis Rupia (AFC Leopards)
Substitutes: Gad Mathews-GK (Gor Mahia), Joseph Mbugi (Posta Rangers), Said Tsuma (AFC Leopards), Derrick Otanga (KCB), Bernard Ochieng (Wazito)