Sofapaka coach John Baraza has been named the Fidelity Insurance/Sports Journalist Association of Kenya (SJAK) coach of the month for March 2019.
Baraza guided Sofapaka to four wins in March in four Sportpesa Premier League matches where Batoto Ba Mungu scored eight goals and conceded just one.
Sofapaka kicked off the month with a 1-0 win over KCB at home before producing a 3-0 victory away to Chemilil Sugar at the Chemilil Complex.
The 2009 champions continued with their fine form, winning their third match against AFC Leopards at the Bukhungu Stadium by a solitary goal.
Sofapaka completed their fine form with a 3-1 win at home against Mount Kenya United.
Baraza garnered eight points in a poll conducted by SJAK panel with AFC Leopards tactician Andre Cassa Mbungo coming in a distance second, while Gor Mahia’s Hassan Oktay came third.
Rwandan tactician Mbungo guided AFC Leopards to three wins, a draw and a loss while Oktay managed three victories that month.
Baraza becomes the fourth recipient of the award in the 2018-2019 season after Western Stima’s Paul Ogai, Mathare United’s Francis Kimanzi and Oktay were awarded in December, January and February respectively.