Goalkeeper Michael Wanjala has been named as Tusker’s player of the month for June after his impressive performances in the four matches the team played. Wanjala kept two clean sheets in the four matches, including in the 1-0 victory over Kariobangi Sharks where he saved a penalty.
Wanjala, for the second time this season against Sharks, saved Douglas Mokaya’s penalty in the second half to preserve the team’s 1-0 lead, three points that would prove vital in the hunt to secure a CAF Champions League place.
“I really feel happy and proud to have achieved this and being recognized by the team. The driving force was the announcement that the top team by June 30 would get a ticket to play continental football and that pushed me to work harder. For a team to get good results, the goalkeeper always has to be on top of his game,” Wanjala said.
He added; “I also want to thank Emery and Boban (Robert Mboya) because we have been pushing each other in training and everyone is always ready to start. I also want to thank coach Dunco because he has played a huge role to see me where I am today and I wouldn’t be here were it not for me.”
Wanjala was awarded with a Sh10,000 shopping voucher.
“Mike proved to be the best among the best in June. As a technical bench we were impressed with his performances and he showed that he earned this award,” coach Robert Matano said.
CEO Charles Obiny noted; “We are happy as the management to always come here and motivate the players and this is our little way of ensuring that the morale remains high. We are optimistic that the team will continue with their good performance.”