Expelled SportPesa Premier League outfit Zoo FC received a consolation token when diminutive midfielder Michael Madoya was crowned player of the month June/July.
Madoya, fondly referred to as ‘Dogo’ found favor among sports journalists who voted him June/July’s best player ahead of team mate Nicholas Kipkirui, Sofapaka’s Ezekiel Okare and John Mwita of Chemelil Sugar.
The skillful midfielder with a ‘goal den’ touch bagged a 49 inch LG television set and Sh100000 for his heroics while the rest of squad shared Sh50000. His midfield mastery helped the top flight debutants grind six points from draws with Kariobangi Sharks, Mathare United, Kakamega Homeboyz and victory over Chemelil Sugar.
He polled 27 followed by Okare who garnered 25 while Kipkirui and Mwita polled 14. Madoya and the entire Zoo fraternity expressed optimism following the crowning of Madoya. Madoya is the local king of assists having helped create seven goals. He also boast’s of seven goals to his name and is the creative force in Zoo fc.
“I have played for a very long time but this is the first award I’m getting. It comes at a time when things are not good for the club and I hope it’s the beginning of better tidings for Zoo.” the 26 year-old said
Club chairman Ken Ochieng is planning to stop the league through the courts in a bid to get the issue resolved. Zoo had played 25 rounds up until the high court instructed the league to revert to sixteen teams.
“It is not fair at all for the players who have worked hard to get the team promoted and through the premier league rounds. We don’t know where we are supposed to play because the high court didn’t say where we are going. Nonetheless, we will try to get redress so that we be allowed to finish our debut season.” Ochieng said
“We did not commit any mistakes and the federation and league body should address this issue so that the players don’t suffer.” he added
Zoo FC and Nakumatt were struck off the league on Monday when KPL issued updated standings without them.