Orlando Pirates-bound Be Forward Wanderers attacking midfielder Francisco Madinga has become the second Nomads player to be voted Zampira Pokopoko Promotion supporters’ Player of the Month after clinching the July award.
He amassed 1 613 votes followed by Nyasa Big Bullets’ Peter Banda with 1 133.
Banda missed the award for the second time after losing to Madinga’s teammate, Babatunde Adepoju, in the June.
Silver Strikers’ controversial forward Khuda Muyaba got 276 votes to claim the third position while Karonga United’s Victor Lungu got 71 votes to earn the fourth position. Richard Chimbamba of Ntopwa FC got 51 votes.
Madinga said he was excited with the award.
“I thank all Wanderers supporters and those who voted for me. It gives me a desire to work hard and do more,’ he said.
Madinga has been at the hub of the Nomads current splendid form that has seen the team rise to the top of the TNM Super League table.
TNM public relations and sponsorship manager Limbani Nsapato said the supporters’ Player of the Month Award underscores the sponsors’ commitment to engage fans.
“Zampira Promotion aims at enhancing football fans’ engagement and developing the game of football in the country,” he said.
TNM also conducted the second draw of the promotion in which a Dedza-based Wanderers fan, Rabson Wekha, won the monthly K1.5 million prize after correctly predicting the score between Kamuzu Barracks and Bullets which ended 1-0 in favour of the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) team.
He will get K1 million while the K500 000 will be donated to a club of his choice to buy football equipment.
Wekha was over the moon when Nsapato called him to break the news.
“I am very happy to win the monthly prize. I will continue sending predictions so that I can win the grand prize of K2 million,” he said.
Apart from the monthly prize, TNM also gave out K50 000 to three lucky winners and K1 000 worth airtime to 50 winners while a daily question winner gets K100 000. This year TNM will also send two lucky winner to Spain to watch a Real Madrid match.