Kenyan Sports Personality of the Year

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Kenyan Sport Personality of the Year Awards, also known as SOYA Awards, are annual national awards given for sports personalities and organisations in Kenya. The awards were initiated in 2004 by Paul Tergat. The awards for each year are held at the beginning of the next year (e.g. 2008 awards took place in January 2009).

Awards winners[edit]

See footnote[1]

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

Category Winner Sport
Sporstman of the year Collins Injera Rugby union
Sportswoman of the year Linet Masai Athletics
Sports team of the year (men) Kenya national rugby sevens team Rugby union
Sports team of the year (women) World Cross Country Championships team Athletics
Most Promising sportsman George Odhiambo Football
Most Promising sportswoman Mercy Cherono Athletics
Hall of Fame inductee Doris Wefwafwa Volleyball
Sports Federation Athletics Kenya Athletics
Special Category (men) David Kiptum Paralympic athletics
Special Category (women) Mary Nakhumicha Paralympic athletics
Community Hero Veronicah Osogo Tennis
Coach of the Year Benjamin Ayimba Rugby union
Schools category (boys) Laiser Hill Academy
Schools category (girls) Shimba Hills Secondary School

2010:

Category Winner Sport
Sportsman of the year David Rudisha Athletics
Sportswoman of the year Nancy Lagat Athletics
Sports team of the year (men) Ulinzi Stars Football
Sports team of the year (women) Kenya Prisons Volleyball
Most Promising sportsman Caleb Mwangangi Athletics
Most Promising sportswoman Mercy Cherono Athletics
Hall of Fame inductee Wilson Kiprugut Athletics
Sports Federation Athletics Kenya Athletics
Special Category (men) Collins Wandera Paralympic athletics
Special Category (women) Mary Nakhumicha Paralympic athletics
Community Hero Brother Colm O’Connell Athletics
Coach of the Year Zedekiah Otieno Football
Schools category (boys) Kerugoya
Schools category (girls) Malava

Individual winners[edit]

Year Sportsman of the Year Sportswoman of the Year Ref
Winner Sport Winner Sport
2004 Henry Wanyoike Athletics Catherine Ndereba Athletics [2]
2005 Benjamin Limo Athletics Catherine Ndereba (2) Athletics [3]
2006 Alex Kipchirchir Athletics Janeth Jepkosgei Athletics [4]
2007 Jason Dunford Swimming Janeth Jepkosgei (2) Athletics [5]
2008 Samuel Wanjiru Athletics Pamela Jelimo Athletics [6]
2009 Collins Injera Rugby union Linet Masai Athletics [7]
2010 David Rudisha Athletics Nancy Lagat Athletics [8]
2011 Patrick Makau Athletics Vivian Cheruiyot Athletics [9]
2012 David Rudisha (2) Athletics Mary Keitany Athletics [10]
2013 Ezekiel Kemboi Athletics Edna Kiplagat Athletics [11]
2014 Caleb Ndiku Athletics Eunice Sum Athletics [12]
2015 Julius Yego Athletics Hyvin Kiyeng Athletics [13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soya Awards official website
  2. ^ "Stars for Soya Award: Wanyama faces challenge from rugby Sevens' Ambaka, Kemboi". StandardMedia.co.ke. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "SOYA Winners 2005". SOYAAwards.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "SOYA Winners 2006". SOYAAwards.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "SOYA Winners 2007". SOYAAwards.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "SOYA Winners 2008". SOYAAwards.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "SOYA Winners 2009". SOYAAwards.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "SOYA Winners 2010". SOYAAwards.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Mwenda, Wanjiku (15 December 2011). "Makau and Cheruiyot bag top SOYA titles". MichezoAfrika.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "King Rudisha crowned Kenya's finest 2012 sport". SportsNewsArena.com. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  11. ^ Abuga, Amos (10 December 2013). "Kemboi, Kiplagat scoop top SOYA awards". MichezoAfrika.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  12. ^ Isaboke, Alex (16 January 2015). "Kenya: Mwangangi Crowned 2014 Soya Winner". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  13. ^ Isaboke, Alex (16 January 2016). "Yego crowned 2015 SOYA winner". CapitalFM.co.ke. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 

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