Emotional Ojee Bowled Over By May StarTimes Monthly Award

Jul 04 - by SPN Correspondent for SportPesa News

KCB RFC star edges out Kabras rival and Ugandan ace Wokorach, benevolent athlete Cheprot to KSh100,000 rotating gong

KCB RFC winger, Jacob Ojee (right) receives his KSh100,000 dummy cheque from Regional Director of Marketing, StarTimes Aldrine Nsubuga during the presentation ceremony of Sports Personality of the Month for May in Nairobi on Thursday, July 4, 2019. PHOTO/Courtesy

  • The local rugby ace who was instrumental in his side clinching the Kenya Cup league title with a 23-15 victory over arch rivals Kabras Sugar RFC took home KSh100,000 and a 43-inch Smart TV from the partner company
  • Ojee was pivotal for the Lions as the bankers bagged their third consecutive Kenya Cup crown during the final played at the Kakamega Showground where he scored 18 points from a try, two conversions and three penalties and an excellent all round display
  • He becomes the 23rd recipient of the award to join the ranks of other notable winners among them; world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge, world women 5000 champion Helen Obiri, Paralympian Vincent Mutai, Telkom Hockey forward Jackline Mwangi, swimmer Maria Brunhelner, chess player Sasha Mongeli, rally driver Manvir Baryan and boxer Judy Waguthi

NAIROBI, Kenya- KCB RFC winger Jacob Ojee was overcome with emotion after being named the StarTimes Sports Personality of the Month for May on Thursday morning in Nairobi.

The local rugby ace who was instrumental in his side clinching the Kenya Cup league title with a 23-15 victory over arch rivals Kabras Sugar RFC took home KSh100,000 and a 43-inch Smart TV from the partner company.

He edged out athlete Simon Cheprot, who helped another athlete get to the finish line in a show of sportsmanship at the Okepeke Marathon in Nigeria and Uganda rugby star, Phillip Wokorach who steered Kabras to the Enterprise Cup domestic cup title after beating Impala 37-7 in the decider.

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Everlyn Okinyi who was the overall winner in the Wellness Fitness category at the Arnold Classic in South Africa was the other nominee in the race for May's gong.

Ojee was pivotal for the Lions as the bankers bagged their third consecutive Kenya Cup crown during the final played at the Kakamega Showground where he scored 18 points from a try, two conversions and three penalties and an excellent all round display.

Equally challenging

“I'm delighted to receive this award. At times it's really tough and therefore, this recognition goes a long way towards challenging my teammates could be future winners of the same award besides my own motivation," the Kenyan Sevens national team Shujaa regular remarked.

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“Congratulations are in order having been voted the standout player within your team and against other shortlisted athletes. StarTimes has rewarded almost all other sports disciplines apart from football and it is interesting to note that in rugby, you’re the first male player to win the monthly award," Regional Director of Marketing at the digital television communications firm, Aldrine Nsubuga highlighted during the presentation.

Ojee becomes the 23rd recipient of the award to join the ranks of other notable winners among them; world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge, world women 5000 champion Helen Obiri, Paralympian Vincent Mutai, Telkom Hockey forward Jackline Mwangi, swimmer Maria Brunhelner, chess player Sasha Mongeli, rally driver Manvir Baryan and boxer Judy Waguthi.

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