Commonwealth Boxing Council Champion Sarah ‘Angel of War’ Achieng’ is the LG SJAK Sports Personality of Month of December 2023.
The Boxgirls Kenya lady pugilist earned the accolade aftersuccessfully defending her Commonwealth Super lightweight titleagainst Zimbabwean challenger Chiedza Homakoma.
In winning the December award, Achieng carried home an LG Nano Cell smart TV worth KES 100,000 courtesy of title sponsors LG East Africa.
The soft-spoken Achieng’ was all smiles after winning the coveted monthly trophy, becoming the fourth boxer to win the trophy after former WBC Champion Fatma Zarika, JudyWaguthii and Hit Squad mainstay Elly Ajowi.
“It’s such a great feeling to win this award, more so, at a time I am preparing for my fight in Belgium next week. The award goes to show the hard work and determination we have achieved as Boxgirls, and I hope to continue working hard in my fights to take my career to the next level,” Achieng’ said after receiving the award on Thursday at the LG Showroom in Nairobi.
“My Coach (Irie Priest Onalo) has been instrumental in our training and indeed mentoring countless other girls from the sprawling Kariobangi to take up the sport of boxing. We owe him big tome,” added Achieng’.
William Kamore, LG Content Manager on his part said: “It’s been such a successful year for sports, as we have witnessed the diversity this Award has showcased throughout the past season and we are looking forward to renewing the award.”
The 35-year- old hard-hitting boxer beat top nominees among them Chess National Champion Mehul Gohil, RoslidahSumwa of Tennis and Collins Ndunda who won three medals at the Mombasa international Tong-ll-Moo-Do Championship.
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