Patrick M’Boma to Grace SOYA Awards

Former Cameroon striker and 2000 African Footballer of the Year, Patrick M’Boma, will grace this year’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA), Kenya’s most prestigious sporting awards set for this Friday at the KICC.

Mboma will just add to the who is who list even as the country awaits to know who will take the title from Caleb Ndiku Mwangangi.

The battle for the overall title will be between reigning world javelin champion, Julius Yego, 1500m kingpin Asbel Kiprop, volleyball Queen Mercy Moim, Gor Mahia striker Michael Olunga and rising Hockey goalkeeper Linus Sang.

Moim who guided the national team to a historic win at the FIVB World Grand Prix last June, the country’s first ever international trophy, arrived in the country yesterday with hopes of  breaking male dominance in the last four editions of this award since the introduction of the overall title three years ago.

Mboma is expected in the country on Wednesday (Nov. 13), evening and will hold a press conference on Thursday.

M’Boma started his domestic football career in 1993, and during his career played for Châteauroux, Paris Saint-Germain, Metz, Gamba Osaka, Cagliari, Parma, Sunderland (where he scored once against Tottenham Hotspur), Al Ittihad, Tokyo Verdy and Vissel Kobe before retiring on 16 May 2005.

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