Kenya Lionesses star Janet Okello nominated for SOYA

Kenya Lionesess in a past action. Photo Courtesy/ Spain Rugby
Kenya Lionesses Janet Okello in a past action. Photo Courtesy/ Spain Rugby

Kenya Lionesses star Janet Okello has been nominated for the 2022 Sportswoman of the year award.

The 2022 Sports Personality of the Year gala Awards (SOYA) will be held on January 20, 2023 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi and it will see Okello battle it out with Tennis sensational Angela Okutoyi who wrote history as the first Kenyan to win a Wimbledon title.

Athletics world champion Faith Kipyegon, Commonwealth Games champions Mary Moraa and Beatrice Chebet, Boston marathon winner Peres Jepchirchir, volleyball star Sharon Chepchumba, golfer Naomi Wafula, and basketball trio Felmas Koranga, Natalie and Melisa Akinyi are among the other ladies nominated for the category.

The gala returns to Nairobi after previous editions were hosted in Kakamega, Naivasha, and Mombasa.

This year’s SOYA Awards feature 11 categories, including the return of the school categories, which were absent from the previous gala owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2022 Sportswoman of the Year Nominees;

Janet Akello-Rugby

Mary Moraa-Athletics

Maxine Wahome-Motorsports

Angela Okutoyi-Tennis

Faith Kipyegon – Athletics

Natalie Akinyi – Basketball

Corazon Aquino – Football

Naomi Wafula – Golf

Beatrice Chebet – Athletics

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