No fuss, no panic, job done. Revitalised forward Chiukepo Msowoya yesterday lived to his word and struck twice against Civo United to win the 2015 TNM Super League Golden Boot Award.
It was a double dose of celebration for the People’s Team as they were officially crowned champions of the Super League after beating Civo 3-1.
The burly striker trailed Red Lions’ Innocent Bokosi by a goal going into the last league fixture and gave something extra to take his tally to 15 goals.
It was a perfect tonic the People’s Team needed as they were officially crowned champions.
“I am very excited that God has made it possible for me. It wasn’t easy, but I had to cap it all with this feat, otherwise it would have been really a bitter pill to swallow that after all the effort, after winning the league honours, the honour would have gone to somebody else.
“Helping my team win the title was a milestone and winning the [top scorer] award is an icing on the cake. Credit should go to my team mates because this wasn’t a one man show, it all boiled down to team spirit,” said Chiukepo in an interview last evening.
He also paid tribute to the Bullets and his family for helping him revive his career.
“When I returned from Mozambique, many thought I was a spent force, but Bullets gave me the platform and I proved that I was not finished. My family has also been a source of motivation,” he said.
This is the second time for Chiukepo to win the flagship league top scorer award. He last won it in 2007 while starring for the now defunct Escom United.
Chiukepo has become the third player to clinch the award twice after Aggrey Kanyenda and Ishmael Thindwa.
He will be rewarded with a miniature and K150 000. n