The Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) and Kenyan Premier League (KPL) have released the short list for the six categories for the 2015 Footballer of the Year Award (FOYA).
The list released in November had eight players in each category but the latest one sent to the media on Monday 7 December has five players in each category for the gala to be held in two days, on Wednesday 9 December.
All the categories except the Most Valuable Player will see three players feted. The MVP category will have only the winner feted and will win Kshs 1 million.
Goalkeeper of the year
James Saruni (Ulinzi Stars), Jairus Adira (Chemelil Sugar), Wilson Oburu (Bandari FC), Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Farouk Shikhalo (Muhoroni Youth)
Defender of the year
Noah Abich (Mathare United), Geoffrey Kokoyo (Ulinzi Stars), Musa Mohammed, Karim Nzigiyimana (Gor Mahia), Mohammed Shariff (Bandari FC)
Midfielder of the year
Bernard Mang’oli (AFC Leopards), David King’atua, Anthony Kimani (Bandari), Khalid Aucho (Gor Mahia), Eric Johannah (Mathare United)
New Young player
Eston Esiye (Western Stima), Louis Masika, Ebrimah Sanneh (City Stars), George Mandela (Muhoroni Youth), Alphonce Ndonye (Mathare United)
Coach of the Year
Frank Nuttal (Gor Mahia), Ken Kenyatta (Ushuru), Twahir Muhiddin (Bandari), Robert Matano (Ulinzi Stars), Paul Nkata (Muhoroni Youth)
Most Valuable player
Ebrimah Sanneh (City Stars), Karim Nzigiyimana, Olunga Michael (Gor Mahia), Jesse Were (Tusker FC), Bernard Mang’oli (AFC Leopards).