Chemelil Sugar FC head coach Francis Baraza has been named the Coach of the Month for August 2016 after leading the team to a fine run in the month.
The 40 – year old former Kenyan international was voted unanimously by sports journalists to become the sixth recipient of the gong since inauguration in February.
Baraza pocketed fifty thousand shillings for the August diadem and joined Francis Kimanzi, Zedekiah Otieno, Ivan Minnaert, Salim Babu and Henry Omino in the list of recipients.
The tactician who joined Chemelil at the edge of relegation zone has guided the team to fourth place in the current standings.
With the 2016 season entering home stretch and the coveted award in the bag, Baraza who has already attained his targets is poised for a title fight.
“Chemelil has never won the premier league but we are thereabout this year. If we maintain the current form and teams above us continue faltering, we stand a chance of clinching it.” Said the tactician who once served as national team assistant coach.
“I’m happy to be recognized for the team’s performance and I’d like to thank my players, technical bench colleagues and Chemelil Sugar management for the commitment and support which has enabled me win the award.”
Chemelil face defending champions Gor Mahia in their next weekend and Baraza has vowed to pile more pressure on the beleaguered Kogalo custodian Ze Maria.
“We take every match seriously and every game has its tactics. We know Gor and respect them but we are going for three points in Nairobi.” The tactician said