Other players to make the final list include Kariobangi Sharks forward and KPL Golden Boot winner Massoud Juma, Posta Rangers shot stopper Patrick Matasi and Nzoia Sugar’s Lawrence Juma.This year with the Kenyan Premier League management announcing that their awards will be postponed, the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) have decided to have their own awards, sponsored by among others electronics manufacturer LG.For the past two seasons the end-of-season awards have been done in collaboration between SJAK and the KPL.Posta Rangers goalkeeper Patrick Matasi with his golden glove award during the KPL awards gala in Nairobi on December 13,2016. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, Matasi once again leads the list for the goalkeeper of the year award and will be in line to defend it. He will compete for the gong with newcomer John Oyemba of Kariobangi Sharks who made his top flight debut this season, toppling experienced Robert Mboya for the number one shirt at Sharks.Also listed for the award is Sofapaka’s Ugandan keeper Mathias Kigonya, Kakamega Homeboyz’s David Juma and Gor Mahia’s Boniface Oluoch.Usual faces Musa Mohammed and Karim Nizigiyimana of Gor Mahia headline the defender of the year shortlist, with the final list also including new faces Christopher Oruchum from Thika United, Charles Momanyi from Kakamega Homeboyz and Kariobangi Sharks’ Pascal Ogweno.Sharks who finished in the top five in their maiden appearance in the league also have a nomination for the midfielder of the year award with Sven Yidah nominated. Other new faces include Nzoia’s Juma, Zoo’s Mike Madoya, current holder Kenneth Muguna and his teammate Ernest Wendo.AFC Leopards striker Vincent Oburu is sandwicthed between teammate Ian Otieno and Kariobangi Sharks duo of Sven Yidah (left) and Elli Asieche during a Kenyan Premier League clash on October 7, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe awards ceremony will be held on December 18. The SJAK Football Gala will have eight categories namely; Golden Glove, Defender of the year, Midfielder of the year, Golden Boot, MVP, Young/New Player, Coach of the year and a special category dubbed SJAK AWARD.The prize awards are yet to be announced.Awards shortlist: GOALKEEPERSPatrick Matasi Posta RangersDavid Juma Kakamega HomeboyzMathias Kigonya SofapakaJeff Oyemba Kariobangi SharksBoniface Oluoch Gor MahiaDEFENDERSCharles Momanyi KK HomeboyzMusa Mohamed Gor MahiaGodfrey Walusimbi Gor MahiaHaron Shakava Gor MahiaJockins Atudo Posta RangersChristopher Oruchum Thika UnitedPascal Ogweno Kariobangi SharksKarim Nzigiyimana Gor MahiaMIDFIELDERSSven Yida Kariobangi SharksLawrence Juma Nzoia SugarMichael Madoya Zoo FCChrispinus Oduor Mathare UnitedGeorge Odhiambo Gor MahiaErnest Wendo Gor MahiaKenneth Muguna Gor MahiaHumphrey Mieno TuskerYOUNG/NEW PLAYERNicholas Kipkirui Zoo fcFaraj Ominde Chemelil SugarShafan Oyugi Chemelil SugarClinton Kisiavuki NakumattChris Ochieng Mathare UnitedVincent Oburu AFC LeopardsMichael Kibwage AFC LeopardsBrian Otieno Nzoia SugarMOST VALUABLE PLAYERMeddie Kagere Gor MahiaMasoud Juma Kariobangi SharksMusa Mohamed Gor MahiaKenneth Muguna Gor MahiaLawrence Juma Nzoia SugarPatrick Matasi Posta RangersJacques Tuyisenge Gor MahiaGeorge Odhiambo Gor MahiaCOACHWilliam Muluya Kariobangi SharksMike Mururi Kakamega HomeboyzSam Ssimbwa SofapakaSammy Omolo Posta RangersBernard Mwalala Nzoia Sugar0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Western Stima’s Kenneth ‘Junior’ Mugambi wins the player of the year award. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 11- Five Gor Mahia players headline the list for the 2017 Kenyan Premier League Most Valuable Player award, putting the record 16-time champions in line for a third consecutive player of the year award.Holder Kenneth Muguna, rumored to be on his way out of K’Ogalo leads the list alongside Meddie Kagere who finished second in 2015 when Michael Olunga won, skipper Musa Mohammed, forward Jacques Tuyisenge and winger George Odhiambo who won it in 2010.