Kenya Lionesses fly half Grace Aadhiambo was on Tuesday named the November 2022 LG/SJAK Sports Personality of the Month.
Adhiambo beat New York Marathon winners Sharon Lokedi and Evans Chebet, tennis sensation Angela Okutoyi, winner of the doubles category of the World Women’s Tour at Karen Country Club to clinch the solo gong.
Also in contention for the top prize was MVP of the Impala Floodlit tournament Davis Chenge of KCB, Moses Omondi of Trail Blazers and rally driver Karan Patel who won the Kenya national motorsport championships title in November 2022.
Grace Adhiambo played a pivotal role in helping the Kenya national women’s 15s team clinch the Africa Cup pool B title in November.
The Lionesses edged hosts Uganda 23-3 in the final played at the Wankulukuku Stadium in Kampala. Adhiambo was also named the player of the match.
Adhiambo took home new LG top freezer worth KES120,000 powered by a 10-year warranty smart inverter compressor.
“It is such an honour to be selected as the sports personality of the month. To be quite honest, I could not have thought of winning it especially after beating many individual sports athletes in the selection process. It is such a motivation to keep working hard,” Adhiambo, who joined Administration Police said.
Speaking at the awarding ceremony held at the RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi, LG’s Content Manager William Kamore hailed Adhiambo for her efforts with the Kenya Lionesses.
“Since taking up this award as the title sponsor, we have awarded different sports personalities cutting across different sports such as volleyball, tennis, athletics, motorsport and now women’s rugby. This is a clear indication that this award really stands to award excellence as deserved. I am glad that today we have recognized one from rugby,” noted Kamore.
Following the victory over Uganda, the Lionesses booked their ticket to the Africa Cup Group A Competition 2023. The Dennis Mwanja trained side will battle South Africa, Namibia, and Cameroon at the tournament.
This competition will as well be used as a qualifier for the inaugural World Women 15s in 2023.- Advertisement -