Kumbukani Mwambene was recognised as the teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s top goalscorer, with nine goals whereas Chikondi Sanudi was honoured for being the most disciplined player. Goalkeeper Jacob Kaunda was goalkeeper of the season as well as the most improved player whereas captain of the side, Benesi Kayisi, was voted player of the season.
Lions coach Collins Nkuna described the season as “overall successful”.
“In both FAM and Presidential cups, the team went as far as the semi-finals where it was beaten by Moyale and Mafco respectively. That was no mean achievement considering the level of competition in the country,” said Nkuna.
“In the league, we are likely to finish in the top eight depending on final results from the closest competitors,” he said.
The clubÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chairperson Lt Colonel Ian Chirwa, who graced the occasion, thanked the players for their dedication and discipline throughout the season.
He concurred with Nkuna that the season was a success despite them missing out on honours.
“It has been more special in that we have managed to export a player to South Africa, Davie Banda. I urge you to emulate his example. But for you to do so donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be promiscuous. There is Aids which kills,” said Chirwa.
Red Lions have finished the season on seventh position, with 41 points although three teams could overtake them because they still have games in hand.