Thursday, June 13, 2024

I had no doubt I would win young player award – Lameck

Lameck Banda on Friday beat off competition from City of Lusaka captain Edward Tembo and Mighty Mufurila wanderers winger Chris Sakulanda to emerge as the 2017 MTN/FAZ super league young player of the year at gala held at Moba hotel in Kitwe.

The Nkwazi forward was however not amazed by the outcome as it was something he was already expecting.

“I had no doubt i would win this award looking at my performances in the just ended seasson,” he said.

The Under 20 national team striker was nevertheless very happy to win the award despite knowing he would win it.

” l am very happy to win this award especially that it’s my first but I won’t stop here, I will keep working hard,” he said.

Banda was part of the U17 national team that won the COSAFA U17 youth Championships in Mauritius netting five times equal with eventual top goalscorer Martin Njobvu.

He later represented Zambia in the 2017 Mopani Copper Mines COSAFA U20 Championship but he failed to find the net as Zambia crushed out in the first round.

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  1. He is sixteen on paper not as he feels. Look at his pace and knowledge of football.. One of the coaches complained at under 17 tourney.

  2. Humbleness works Lameck. dont be too confident. even if you knew you were going to win it, you just say thank you to those who voted for you and acknowledge that the competition was stiff because even the runners up were equally deserving. learn from the interviews of seasoned atheles like Ronaldo or Messi. you dont brag like that…..

    our players need a lot encouragements from their managers of how to handle attention and fame to avoid been suffocated and saying the wrong thing

  3. True, you are right.those managing this young boy have a lot of work to do,Humility is key to success. He need to be helped in order for him to become humble

  4. wow!! what a cocky statement….clearly “humility” is not there in this kids vocabulary.

    laatie don’t be cocky, humility and hardwork will get you far, cockiness will get you no where in your career.

  5. Yaba umwaice uyu ifilumba ukumweneshamo naba mu votele. We have a lot to do on this lad. As if he is not under police club may be that’s why Ba traffic kanshi some of them are not disciplined on mounting unnecessary roadblocks and pocket the money instead of taking to Govt coffers.

    • It’s true mwaiche but the education is needed now.

      Did you hear Partson’s Daka speech at CAF award’s. That is an example of humility in triumph

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