About 11 players are in contention for individual awards at the Nyasa Big Bullets Red Carpet Gala Event scheduled for tomorrow evening at Comesa Hall in Blantyre.
Since early this month, Bullets supporters have been voting for their preferred outstanding players in the 2018 season in positions of goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and striker by SMS through the code *477# at K50 cost.
The club’s senior business development manager Kelvin Moyo yesterday said so far, Ernest Kakhobwe and Rabson Chiyenda are in a tight race for best goalkeeper while John Lanjesi, Yamikani Fodya and Bashir Maunde tussle for best defender award.
The contest for best midfielder has Mike Mkwate, Nelson Kangunje and Fischer Kondowe. Chiukepo Msowoya, Patrick Phiri and Brighton Munthali fight for the best striker award.
“So far, the picture shows that it is these 11 players that are in real battle for the awards. But the list might change as voting continues up to the day of the gala,” Moyo said.
The player with the most votes among the team’s 30 players for last season, will automatically become Player-of-the-Year.
The voting process sees registered Bullets supporters having their votes counted five times while those of unregistered fans are counted once.
Bullets chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya said they have injected K15 million into the event and that a number of companies have joined the exercise by pledging financial support. n