Wise Terms Award Perfect Motivation For 2018 Season

Skipper George Owino poses with the 2017 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Defender of the Year Award.

Skipper George Owino has described the 2017 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) award as the perfect motivation ahead of the upcoming season.

Owino, who will not celebrate his 37th birthday until April 4, waded off competition from Posta Rangers defender Jockins Atudo and Nakumatt fullback Nicholas Mejja to bag the accolade that comes with a Ksh 300,000 cash award.

While applauding his teammates and technical staff for showing great resilience in the past campaign where we battled relegation to the last day of the season, Wise admitted the responsibility of being captain played a key role in him landing the award.

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“I want to dedicate this award to my teammates, fans, family and the entire Mathare United fraternity. It was a tough season but through team work we managed to finish well.

“As captain I had to lead the young team by example and that pushed me to give extra in every match that I played,” said Owino.

With his contract set to expire in June 2018, Owino insists that retirement has not yet crossed his mind adding that he is braced for the upcoming campaign.

Motivation 

“Age is just a number. This award gives me the motivation to work harder and ensure the team finishes in a better position this season. I still have the energy to keep going. I have one or two years left before I hang up my boots,” he added.

He becomes the second player to win this award after Edgar “Fighter” Ochieng who won the inaugural edition back in 2008.