Walter, Ziyo, Patson & ‘FIFA’ Sikazwe got more money than most clubs
The colourful 2016 MTN/FAZ Awards were held at Lusaka’s Intercontinental Hotel on Tuesday night with Zanaco’s Ziyo Tembo winning the 2016 Zambian Footballer of the Year.
But much of the talking point was on the prize money some of the clubs in the MTN Super League got compared to the individual awards.
Sixth placed side Kabwe Warriors got K30, 000 compared to Ziyo’s K25, 000 with the clubs who finished 7th down to 18th pocketing below what the Footballer of the Year got.
Seventh placed side Red Arrows went home with K18, 000 while league top scorer Walter Bwalya received K20, 000.
By the way just a suggestion on the amount the top scorer should be getting especially for next season, let each goal be valued at K1, 000 like what happens in most European leagues. This means that if it was in England, the Nkana striker who be getting K24, 000.
Close to six clubs, including the legendary Mufulira Wanderers got K8,000, that is less than what Zambian Young Player of the Year winner Patson Daka got. The Kafue native went home with K15, 000 while former St Pauls Secondary pupil and Zambia’s ‘FIFA 1’ Janny Sikazwe got K10, 000.
2016 MTN FAZ SUPER LEAGUE AWARDS
1. Player of the Year – Ziyo Tembo – Zanaco (K25,000.00)
2. Top Scorer – Walter Bwalya, 24 goals – Nkana (K20,000.00)
3. Most Disciplined Player – Jacob Banda – Zesco United (K15,000.00)
4. Young Player of the Year – Patson Daka -Power Dynamos (K15,000.00)
5. Coach of the Year – Mumamba Numba – Zanaco (K20,000.00)
6. Best Referee – Wisdom Chewe (K15,000.00)
7. Best Assistant Referees – Kabwe Chansa (K10,000.00)
8. FAZ President’s Award – Janny Sikazwe (K10,000.00)
*CLUBS FINAL RANKING*
1. Zanaco – Champion (K250,000.00)
2. Zesco United -Runner-up (K100,000.00)
3. Nkana (K50,000.00)
4. Power Dynamos (K45,000.00)
5. Green Buffaloes (K38,000.00)
6. Kabwe Warriors (K30,000.00)
7. Red Arrows (K18,000.00)
8. Nkwazi (K15,000.00)
9. Forest Rangers (K12,000.00)
10. Napsa Stars (K10,000.00)
11. Mufulira Wanderers (K8,000.00)
12. Nchanga Rangers (K8,000.00)
13. Green Eagles (K8,000.00)
14. Lumwana Radiants (K8,000.00)
15. Lusaka Dynamos – RELEGATED (K8,000.00)
16. Nakambala Leopards – RELEGATED (K8,000.00)
17. Lusaka Tigers – RELEGATED (K8,000.00)
18. Mufulira Blackpool – RELEGATED (K8,000.00)
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