How Soya Award winners are selected.

Various sports men and women were on Friday 21st 2023, feted for being exceptional in their categories at the 19th Sports personality of the year awards (SOYA) held at the KICC.

If you are curious to know how these winners are selected, one of Soya’s panelist and Nation FM Sport On show host James Wokabi explains.

‘We are a panel of judges, sports journalists drawn from various media outlets, we do a whole nomination list, every journalists tables a list of names, that they have researched and collectively we go cutting them down to the 5 finalists then to the top three and we rank them’ explains Wokabi on the show in which he co–hosts with NTV’s Bernard Ndong’ and Daily Nation’s David Kwallimwa.

Some of the factors considered in the ranking are among many, what has the individual done for the country, what they have achieved for themselves and generally how they stand out from the rest in terms of uniqueness.

Faith Kipyegon was named sportswoman of the year, Eliud Kipchoge is the 2023 sportsmen of the year, Simon Kibai is the Sports man living with disability and Hellen Wawira sports woman living with disability. Japheth Munala of KCB volleyball team has been named the Coach of the year and his team named the sports team of the year in women category. For the men category, the sports team of the year went to Kabras Sugar rugby team.

 

 

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