Kasumba named Sportpesa Premier League Player of the month

Written By: Jacob Sylvester
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Sofapaka FC forward Umaru Kasumba has been named the Sportpesa Premier League Player of the month of February.

The prolific Ugandan scored four goals in three games, in the process helping his side register three wins and a draw.

He was awarded in a brief ceremony held on Tuesday at the team’s training ground at Eastleigh High School, Nairobi.

Umaru Kasumba opened his February account with a goal in Sofapaka ’s two-nil win over Kariobangi Sharks, before netting an opener as they came from behind to snatch a point against Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu Stadium, and wrapped up the month with a brace in an emphatic 4-1 victory over Mathare United at Kasarani.

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He beat to the award Bandari’s Congolese striker Yema Mwana and Gor Mahia’s Nicholas Kipkirui.

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For his efforts, he pocketed Ksh 100, 000, a trophy and a 49 inch TV set while his team also received a Ksh 100,000 award.

Elsewhere, Eldoret ASK Showgrounds will play host to the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Rift region finals slated for this weekend.

Eight teams will battle it out for the ultimate trophy that will earn the winner a place in the finals.

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In some of the boys’ semifinals, Solidarity boys will play Al Ahly while White Rhino FC will take on Tumkas Boys.

In the girls’ category, Itigo Gils will face Bomet Queens as Kitale Queens meet Nakuru West Queens.

The winners in each category will receive Ksh 200,000 each and join six other winners in the national finals due in June in Meru County.

Finally, For the third time in two months; the Kenyan Premier League clash pitting champions Gor Mahia against Ulinzi Stars has been postponed.

The clash was scheduled for Saturday 23rd of this month at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.

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KPL, CEO, Jack Oguda, said the reasons stipulated by Gor Mahia officials were valid, as per the rules governing the game, and confirmed that a new date will be issued in due course.

In their request ‘Kogallo’ had indicated that a number of their players will be out on international duty over the weekend.

Five players from the team, drawn from three countries, will be on national team duties, with three in the Harambee Stars camp.

The side top striker Jacques Tuyisenge is set to link up with Amavubi of Rwanda and Francis Mustafa out with Burundi national team.

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