Harambee Starlets midfielder Corazone Aquino has been nominated for the 2022 Sportswoman of the year award by the Sports Personality of the Year gala Awards (SOYA) committee.
The event is scheduled for Nairobi’s Kenyatta International Convention Centre.on January 20th with the Simba Queens midfielder set to battle it out with some of the best sportspersons in the country; the list having the likes of tennis star Angela Okutoyi and Faith Kipyegon of athletics.
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Despite Kenya having been suspended by FIFA, Aquino joined Tanzania giants Simba Queens in June this year and helped them to their maiden appearance in the CAF Women’s Champions League where they finished fourth.
Apart from Okutoyi and Kipyego, Aquino will battle it out with, Commonwealth Games Champions Mary Moraa and Beatrice Chebet, Boston marathon winner Peres Jepchirchir, volleyball star Sharon Chepchumba, golfer Naomi Wafula, Basketball trio of Felmas Koranga, Natalie and Melisa Akinyi, as well as the Kenya rugby Lionesses, try poacher Janet ‘Shebesh’Ookello.
The awards will have 11 categories including a return of the schools’ categories, which were missed during the last gala, since there were no school games due to COVID-19 pandemic.
2022 Sportswoman of the Year Nominees
Faith Kipyegon – Athletics
Natalie Akinyi – Basketball
Corazon Aquino – Football
Naomi Wafula – Golf
Beatrice Chebet – Athletics
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