Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) and LG Electronics have partnered to hold the 2018/2019 Football gala. The South Korean Manufacturers have set aside products and Sh4 million for the awards in addition to Sh1.6 million for organisation of the gala.
The 2019 gala caps five years of cooperation between the association and LG that has seen scores of players benefit from products issued during Player of the Month Awards. Having joined hands to host the first gala that did not entail cash awards, LG have taken a bold step to include financial incentive into this event and are happy to support local sports.
“There is a lot of potential in local sports and partnering with SJAK has been part of our CSR initiative aimed at rewarding sporting talent in Kenya. I would love to urge other corporates locally to come on board and promote the youth not only in football but in various sports in the coutry. As LG we seek to build a closer connection with our consumers across the country in various spheres of life that matter to them. This is what has been driving us to try and shape the path of players by boosting their morales'” Maureen Kemunto of LG Electronics said
The event is slated for Monday 19th August 2019 at National Museums of Kenya. SJAK released six nominees for every category but will whittle down the list to three finalists who will grace the podium on 19th.