Revived and remoulded forward Chiukepo Msowoya enjoyed a double celebration at the TNM Super League Awards Gala at Comesa Hall in Blantyre last Thursday after clinching the Golden Boot and Player of the Season awards.
The burly Big Bullets forward, who shared the Golden Boot Award with Red Lions talisman Innocent Bokosi with 14 goals apiece, carted home a total K425 000 (K300 000 for Player of the Season and K125 000 for Golden Boot Award)..
“I thank God for all this, for without him, it could not have been possible.
“I also salute my team-mates and my family who were a great source of inspiration and, of course, I cannot forget the fans, they were always there for me,” said Chiukepo who had a successful season at Bullets whom he inspired to retain the league honours after the expiry of his contract in Mozambique.
Bullets left back Yamikani Fodya received K100 000 after being named the best defender. The club was also given the most discliplined supporters award (K300 000).
That was not all. The people’s team also received K300 000 for winning the first round and a similar amount for being the best managed team.
In other awards, Civo United’s Nelson Kangunje was named best midfielder.
The most improved player award went to Be Forward Wanderers’ right back Stanley Sanudi while Blue Eagles’ John Saka was crowned goalkeeper of the season. Both received K100 000 each.
For the first time ever, the referees were also recognised for a job well done and Duncan Lengani was named the best centre referee while Bernadetta Kwimbira was named the best centre referee.
Bullets received a K15 million champions’ purse while runners-up Mafco got K7 million and apart from receiving K4 million for securing third place, Blue Eagles pocketed the K100 000 best technical panel prize.
Be Forward Wanderers got K3.5 million consolation for finishing fourth.
Wanderers and Mafco also received K 400 000 each for being the most improved teams while Azam Tigers, Civo and Fisd Wizards pocketed K266 000 each for winning the fair play awards.