Augustine, Toaster and Mugalu go head to head for 2017 player of the year award
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has unveiled the list of nominees for 2017 annual awards to be staged at Moba Hotel in Kitwe on Friday.
Zanaco duo of Augustine Mulenga and Toaster Nsabata together with Lusaka Dynamos’ Chris Mugalu will battle it out for the top award of Player of the year.
Mulenga was exceptional for both club and country in the year helping Zanaco to the group stage of the CAF Champions League as well as being a key member of the Chipolopolo squad which has rediscovered some form.
While it is rare for goal-minders to get the nod as nominee for player of the year, Nsabata has defied the odds especially for his exploits in the CAF Champions League where he conceded only 3 times and kept 7 clean sheets in 10 games.
Mugalu on the other hand has been the most potent striker on the local scene and will walk away with the golden boot.
The Coach of the Year features Beston Chambeshi, Bilton Musonda and Numba Mumamba.
A poll of ZamFoot put Beston Chambeshi ahead of the rest.
2017 player of the year Ziyo Tembo has been nominated under the Most Disciplined Player category.
The awards a sponsored by league sponsors MTN.
BELOW IS THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:
MTN/FAZ AWARDS AT MOBA
Player of the Year
1. Chris Mugalu (Lusaka Dynamos)
2. Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco)
3. Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco)
Coach of the Year
1. Beston Chambeshi (Nkana)
2. Bilton Musonda (Green Buffaloes)
3. Mumamba Numba (Zanaco)
Chris Mugalu (21 goals Lusaka Dynamos
Most Disciplined player
1) Ronald Kampamba ( Nkana)
2) Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United)
3) Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco)
Young player of the Year:
1. Lameck Banda (Nkwazi)
2. Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors)
3. Chrispin Sakulanda (Mufulira Wanderers)
Referee of the Year
1. Wisdom Chewe
2. Gladys Lengwe
3. Janny Sikazwe
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