Zoo’s Okoth crowned April’s best KPL Coach

first_img0Shares0000Zoo FC head coach was named the Fidelity Insurance/SJAK Coach of the Month for April. Photo/SJAKNAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – Zoo FC tactician Sammy Okoth was on Tuesday named the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month Award for April.Okoth won a unanimous vote having garnered most points in Kenyan Premier League in April. He guided the Kericho based outfit to victories over Posta Rangers, Tusker and Kakamega Homeboy. Zoo also got points from AFC Leopards with whom they drew 2-2 and Bandari fc. The club’s only blemish in April was a loss to newbies Wazito.The fine run in April helped the club climb out of relegation abbys into safety zone and has the team which is only playing it’s second season in top flight dreaming of a top ten finish.Despite their monetary challenges Zoo gave a good account of themselves and Okoth believes his charges are capable of playing better should conditions improve at the Green stadium.“We really started badly this season but somewhere along the way the player players stepped up we moved out of danger. I never imagined that such a performance could be rewarded as everything we did was for the team to get to a better position, without the award in mind,” Okoth said after the ceremony“I’ve never won an award before in my life despite being in football for many years. I’m therefore very excited to get this award. I hope this will motivate the team to continue playing with passion so that we achieve our season target which is a top ten finish,” he added.The players, led by prolific duo of Mike Madoya and Nicholas Kipkirui hailed their coach and tipped the team to see greater success with him in charge.“I’m so happy that the coach has won this award because of how he has been good to us. He’s seen us through a lot to an extent that he’s a father figure to me and several other players in the team. The belief he gives us keeps the team strong and I’m happy he has been recognized,” Madoya said.Kipkirui also spoke highly of his coach, attributing his national team call up to greet guidance from the coach.“The coach has been a great leader and mentor to the team and me in particular. The skills and confidence that has seen me perform well and earn national team call up were all imparted by the coach. I’m glad to have him with me and hope we can achieve a lot more together,” Kipkirui noted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA call has been made by a west Donegal politic activist for the National Roads Authority and Donegal County Council to address the poor condition of some of the road surfaces in the the Rosses area. Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has said that in a number of specific areas the conditions of the roads could be damaging to the vehicles of those who travel on them, bringing further financial hardship to already cash strapped families.“A number of the roads in the Rosses area of Donegal are in an appalling condition and seem to either go un-noticed or have been forgotten about by the NRA and Donegal County Council” Mr Mac Giolla Easbuig said. And he added “The road between Annagry and Rannafast are of particular concern as is a stretch between Crolly and Loughanure. Unsuspecting drivers who come upon these sections of poor road could be be caught out and end up in difficulty at the side of the road.Local drivers who have to frequent these roads on a daily basis are finding that driving over such road surfaces is having a detrimental effect on their family cars, he claimed.“In these already challenging times when many families are finding it hard to make ends meet, the last thing they need is the added expense of having to hand out more money to fix their cars simply because the NRA and Donegal County Council have neglected roads in their area.”He called on the NRA and Donegal County Council to address the problem. “I would hope that the NRA and Donegal County Council are already in the process of addressing some of the poor road conditions in the Rosses area, but if not I would call on them now to do so, both in the interests of safety on our roads and to help aleviate further financial worry on struggling families.”DEMAND MADE FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO ROSSES ROADS was last modified: August 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:road impovementsrosseslast_img read more