RISING star Sammy Henia Kamau picked up the annual Sid Guy Award for the most outstanding player at the Jersey FA’s Centre of Excellence on Monday night.
It has been a season to remember for the 16-year-old, having been involved in Muratti wins at U16, U18 and U21 level. It was his strike that opened the scoring in Jersey U16s’ 3-0 win in Guernsey.
He also broke into Jersey Bulls’ U23s and St Paul’s first-team squads towards the end of the season, while helping his St Paul’s U16 side win a league and cup treble, including the Upton.
Henia Kamau can play anywhere along the front line and is adept at finding pockets of space in between the lines. With a keen eye for goal and jinking movements to shake off his opponents, he is a difficult proposition for opposing defenders.
He scored 20 goals in 15 matches for the U16s, in all competitions, as well as six goals for the U18s.
The Grainville pupil made his debut for St Paul’s first team as a substitute in an 8-0 win over Sporting Academics, before making three more first-team appearances, including a start in a 2-1 home win against St Brelade.
Henia Kamau also came off the bench in Bulls U23s’ 6-1 win at Hillingdon Borough in the Esoteric Recordings Division One Challenge Cup.
The winner of the girls’ Sid Guy Award, for the JFA’s Player Development Centre, is to be announced on Friday.