…as Chester scoops player of the season award…
TNM Super League ended in December last year and in order to celebrate the season that was, an award ceremony for 2018 season was held on Saturday at Cross Roads Hotel in Blantyre where top performers were rewarded for their sweat.
The event, which was organised by sponsors TNM Limited and Super League of Malawi, saw winners Nyasa Big Bullets scooping the majority of the awards.
In individual awards, Bullets duo of Rabson Chiyenda and John Lanjesi won the best goalkeeper and defender respectively and walked away with K100 000 each.
Surprise package of the day saw Masters Security midfielder Francisco Nkonda scooping the midfielder of year award with Bullets’ Mike Mkwate winning the most improved player of the year award and both walked away with K100 000 each.
Chiukepo Msowoya won the golden boot award after netting 16 goals and was rewarded with K250 000 cash prize.
The biggest winner of the day was Be Forward Wanderers’ Yamikani Chester who won the coveted player of the season award and was given a cool K300 000 cash prize.
In other categories, Masters Security won both the best technical panel and the most improved team, having finished on 4th position after fighting for relegation in the previous season.
Bullets were also rewarded for their hardworking spirit after finishing the first round on position one and they also won the best management team award for going commercial at the beginning of last season.
The award for the most disciplined/fair play went to Kasungu’s TN Stars while Silver Strikers supporters won the most disciplined supporters award.
Gift Chikho, Clemence Kanduku and Happiness Mbandambanda were named best set of referees for their outstanding performances in the entire season.
By finishing first, Bullets went away with K15 million cash prize, with Wanderers earning K7.5 million for finishing on second position.
The Central Bankers, who finished third for the third consecutive time, walked away with K4 million while Masters Security were given K3.5 million for finishing on 4th position.
List of winners:
-Best Team 1st Round
Nyasa Big Bullets
-Best Team Management
Nyasa Big Bullets
-Best Technical Panel
Masters Security Services
-Most Improved Team
Masters Security Services (K800,000)
-Fair Play team*
-Most disciplined supporters*
-Best set of referees:*
- Gift Chikho
- Happiness Bandabanda
- Clemence Kanduku
-Best Goal Keeper*
Rabson Chiyenda- Nyasa Big Bullets (K100,000.00)
John Lanjesi- Nyasa Big Bullets (K100,000.00)
-Most Outstanding Midfielder*
Francis Nkonda- Masters Security Services (K100,000.00)
-Best Supporter- Correctly Predicted Most matches*
-Most Improved Player*
Mike Mkwate- Nyasa Big Bullets (K100,000.00)
-Top Goal Scorer*
Chiukepo Msowoya- Nyasa Big Bullets (K250,000.00)
-Player of the year*
Yamikani Chester- Be Forward Wanderers (K300,000.00)
-Team on 4th Position*
Masters Security Services (K3.5 million)
-Team on 3rd Position*
Silver Strikers (K4 million)
-Team on 2nd Position*
Be Forward Wanderers (K7.5 million)
Nyasa Big Bullets (K15 million)