Malkia Strikers Coach and master volleyball tactician Paul Bitok has been named the Coach of the Year 2019 scooping the Kenyan Sport Personality of the Year Awards, also known as SOYA Awards.
The Kenya women’s volleyball team coach beat other nominees for the Coach of the Year in the 2019 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA).
Bitok led Malkia Strikers to successfully defend the African Games title, beating Cameroon in 3-1 sets in the final. En-route to the final, Bitok, ensured that Malkia Strikers did not lose a single match.
After the African Games, Bitok also led Malkia Strikers to the World Cup in Japan where they beat Cameroon but lost all the other 10 matches. Malkia Strikers left the tournament having only won one match.
However, the biggest achievement of not only Bitok and Malkia strikers came last week when they broke the 16-years wait for Olympics games.
Bitok led the team to seal the lone continental slot after beating Botswana, Nigera, Egypt and Cameroon.