The spotlight shines on Patrick Odongo, the dynamic force behind Kenya’s 7s rugby team and a prominent member of the Daystar Falcons. In a well-deserved honor, he has been named the Sports Personality of the Month for September, a recognition of his exceptional performance at the Rugby Africa 7s in Zimbabwe. This extraordinary achievement secured Kenya’s qualification for the Olympics, marking a historic moment in Kenyan rugby.
In the heart of Zimbabwe, Patrick Odongo exhibited sheer brilliance on the rugby field. His unmatched skills, lightning speed, and strategic play left a trail of awe among spectators and opponents alike. Odongo’s remarkable contributions were pivotal in Kenya’s successful bid to secure a spot at the Olympics.
The Sports Personality of the Month award is a collaboration between the Sports Journalist Association of Kenya and LG, a testament to the significance of Odongo’s accomplishment. As a token of appreciation for his outstanding performance, Odongo was presented with a brand new fridge worth 115,000 Kenyan Shillings.
During the award ceremony, Odongo took a moment to express his emotions, stating, “This award means a lot to me and makes me want to keep pushing forward. I dedicate this award to my late Mum. She has always been my motivation, and everything I do from now onward is dedicated to her.”
Odongo’s profound words reflect his deep connection to his late mother and the inspiration she has provided him throughout his journey in rugby. It is this dedication that has brought him to the peak of his career and secured him this prestigious award.
As he sets his sights on the future, Odongo is unwavering in his commitment to Kenya’s 7s team. “My dream for Kenya 7s from now henceforth is nothing less than a medal in every tournament we will participate in,” he boldly declares. His aspirations serve as a rallying cry for the team and a testament to his relentless drive for excellence in the sport.
Patrick Odongo’s remarkable journey and achievements are not only a source of pride for Kenya’s rugby community but also an inspiration for aspiring young athletes. His unwavering dedication and the memory of his late mother serve as a reminder that success is attainable through hard work, determination, and the pursuit of one’s dreams.
The Sports Personality of the Month award for September is a well-deserved recognition of Patrick Odongo’s contributions to Kenya’s rugby legacy. It is a testament to his exceptional talent and a nod to the bright future he envisions for Kenya’s 7s rugby team.