Telkom Hockey Star Mwangi Scoops SJAK/StarTimes December Award

Jan 23 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

The prolific forward was on target as Telkom beat Ghana Revenue Authority 2-0 in the final to reclaim the continental title in Abuja, Nigeria last month

Telkom hokey captain Tracy Karanja receives the Sports personality award on behalf of Jackie Mwangi from Startimes Marketing Director Japheth Akhulia at City Park stadium in Nairobi on January 23, 2018.PHOTO/SPN

  • Telkom women’s hockey forward Jackline Mwangi was on Wednesday awarded by Sports Journalists Association of Kenya/StarTimes for emerging top scorer at the Africa Women’s Club Championship in Abuja, Nigeria on December 15 to 22, 2018
  • Mwangi was on target in Telkom’s 2-0 victory in the finals against Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) which saw her side lift the Africa trophy for the 10th time
  • On her way to winning the coveted prize, Mwangi beat volleyballers Abiud Chirchir and Mercy Moim, who were voted Most Valuable Players at the Kenya Volleyball Federation playoffs last year, after helping their sides General Service Unit and Kenya Prisons win the men and women’s titles in that order

NAIROBI, Kenya- Telkom women’s hockey forward Jackline Mwangi received the December SJAK/StarTimes Award for December for emerging top scorer at the Africa Women’s Club Championship in Abuja, Nigeria.

Mwangi notched five goals in the continental showpiece alongside her compatriot Audrey Omaido.

She also emerged Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) top scorer with 16 goals in the month, aiding her club to lift a 21st league title unbeaten.

“It feels good to be feted for this gong, it encourages me to keep performing at the highest level,”underscored Mwangi who has  finisshed KHU top scorer for three consecutive seasons.

Mwangi was on target in Telkom’s 2-0 victory in the finals against Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) which saw her side lift the Africa trophy for the 10th time.

The win was sweet revenge for Telkom who were also crowned Women’s Team of the Year at the SOYA gala in Mombasa, early this month.

The Kenyan outifit had relinquished the  continetal cup to GRA in 2017 after a 1-0 loss in the final held in Accra, Ghana.

“Obviously, I could not have done all these without effort from my teammates and the coach, so I  want to thank them for this feat,” she underscored.

“Mwangi becomes our 18th recipient of the monthly sports personality award and is a true testament of our progressive effort to recognize outstanding sports men and women,” StarTimes Marketing and Public Relations Director, Japhet Akhulia, highlighted.

On her way to winning the coveted prize, Mwangi beat volleyballers Abiud Chirchir and Mercy Moim, who were voted Most Valuable Players at the Kenya Volleyball Federation playoffs last year, after helping their sides General Service Unit and Kenya Prisons win the men and women’s titles in that order.

Kenya Basketball Federation’s Most Valuable Player, Seline Okumu ,was also in the mix after aiding Equity Bank Hawks to lift the women’s Premier League title at the expense of holders Kenya Ports Authority.