AFC Leopards has on Friday, February 12, 2021, been awarded the BetKing Premier League player of the month-December trophy at the GEMS Cambridge grounds.
Aside from the trophy, he also got a Kshs 50,000 cash prize.
Rupia beat KCB goalkeeper Brian Okoth and Kariobangi Sharks forward Eric Kapaito to win the first award of the campaign after picking more points than his opponents through a selection done by the FKF Premier League awards panel.
The AFC Leopards forward began the season in sharp form, netting in six goals in four matches by the time the month of December ended. His winning goal against Tusker broke the stalemate on matchday one. In matchday two he followed up with a brace against Bidco United, amassing his total goals to three. He finessed the first hat-trick of the season in AFC Leopards’ third fixture against Sofapaka in a dominant 3-0 win.
KCB’s Okoth came in a close second as his heroics between the posts helped the Bankers’ enjoy the top position in the league table
Kapaito finished 3rd bagging four goals and had two assists that put Kariobangi Sharks at position two in December.
The awards will be held monthly with a culmination at the end of the season where the season winners will be announced at an Awards Gala.