TNM Super League Player of the Season Harvey Nkacha says he owes his success to team spirit and hard work at his club Kamuzu Barracks (KB).
The attacking midfielder won the accolade for his exploits in the just-ended season as KB hogged the limelight during prize presentation at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe on Saturday.
“I thank God for the blessings. It’s all due to team spirit and hard work that exists at our club. I owe this to my team-mates. I will always remember this history,” said Nkacha.
He pocketed K300 000 for the achievement.
Apart from being crowned champions and getting a K15 million cheque, the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) outfit also were named the Most Improved Team.
KB also had the Best Technical Panel of the Season led by coach Billy Phambala and technical director Francis Shaba.
The team’s captain Dave Banda was named the Best Midfielder.
KB chairperson Gift Njete thanked MDF Commander General Griffin Supuni-Phiri for supporting the club.
He said: “He loves sports and he has been the motivating factor. We will do everything to defend the league and make more history.”
Sulom president Innocent Bottoman congratulated KB for their success.
“Kamuzu Barracks brought about unprecedented competition in the league. It really has been very exciting; they played with some at tacking flair that was too much for opponent’s defences,” he said.
In other individual awards, former Silver Strikers captain Lucky Malata won the Best Defender award.
Nyasa Big Bullets’ Enerst Kakhobwe was named best goalkeeper while Be Forward Wanderers striker Peter Wadabwa was named the Most Improved Player.
Dwangwa United were voted the Most Disciplined Team, whereas Blue Eagles had the most disciplined supporters.
In media awards, Mabvuto Kambuwe from Times Group won the best reporter in print category while Nation Publications Limited’s (NPL) Joy Ndovi was second.
Peter Kanjere won the best column accolade whereas NPL’s Garry Chirwa was second best.
Best photojournalist accolade went to Times Group’s late Bonex Julius while NPL’s Bobby Kabango was second. n