Kenyan coaches are set to benefit from impressive shows by their teams on monthly basis after the launch of the Coach of the Month Award by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) in conjunction with Fidelity Insurance.
The award corresponds to the Player of the Month Award launched in 2015 and after signing a one year deal that will see the coaches awarded with Kshs 50,000, the SJAK chair, Chris Mbaisi said the initiative will boost football standards.
The year long deal, worth Kshs 1.1 million, according to Mbaisi, will restore the glow to Kenyan football, as was the case in the 80s and 90s.
“We are delighted to launch this award. This will instill confidence in local coaches making them competitive for jobs outside the country.
“It’s prudent to recognize the work of coaches and this award will help improve the standards of coaching in the country and take our game back to the glory days of 80s and 90s,” he said.