Standout Bandari Performers Rewarded With Zanzibar Trip

Oct 10 - by Louis Kalinga for sportpesa news

Shikhalo kept 18 clean sheets in the 2018 SPL season, more than any other goalkeeper

Bandari FC players celebrate with their SportPesa Premier League (SPL) 1st runners-up trophy and winners cheque of KShs 1.5million after their 5-1 victory over Thika United FC on Sunday, October 7 at the Mbaraki Sports Club. PHOTO/SPN

  • The awards were held at the Mbaraki Sports Club, two days after the conclusion of Bandari's best-ever performance in Kenya's top flight
  • Hassan Abdalla, who has been electric this season, was unanimously voted as the most consistent performer as he scooped the Best Player Award
  • Ugandan Wiliam Wadri was voted the Best Striker gong, after hitting the back of the net 12 times for the Bernard Mwalala side in the league alone

MOMBASA, Kenya- All the top performers during the just concluded Bandari FC record SportPesa Premier League (SPL) season, were rewarded for their efforts with a four-day trip to Zanzibar during the club's Gala Awards on Tuesday evening.

The awards were held at the Mbaraki Sports Club, two days after the conclusion of Bandari's best-ever performance in Kenya's top flight, which saw them finish in second place, 13 points behind champions Gor Mahia FC.

Hassan Abdalla, who has been electric this season, was unanimously voted as the most consistent performer as he scooped the Best Player Award.

Ugandan Wiliam Wadri was voted the Best Striker gong, after hitting the back of the net 12 times for the Bernard Mwalala side in the league alone.

Important goals

Number one custodian Farouk Shikhalo was awarded the Best Goalkeeper Award for his outstanding performances throughout the season, helping Bandari boast bragging rights of having the meanest defence in the league.

Shikhalo kept 18 clean sheets in the 2018 SPL season, more than any other goalkeeper, and he remains grateful to defender and captain Felly Mulumba and the rest of the back four for their stellar efforts.

The Congolese captain, Mulumba, also wasn't left behind as the club awarded him with the Best Defender Award for his ability to martial his troops and not to forget his two important goals for the club.

Wilberforce Lugogo took home the Best Midfielder award and other winners included Mohammed Siraj (Fair Play) while Fred Nkata and Duncan Otewa shared the Most Discipline award.