FORMER Nkana FC player Ronald ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba merited the 2014 MTN/FAZ Super League footballer of the year award which he scooped last Friday evening because he is hard working, says coach Beston Chambeshi.
Chambeshi said Kampamba was diligent and his decoration was justified following his heroic performance in the previous season.
Speaking in an interview Chambeshi said Kampamba’s award was a plus to his career.
“It is a plus because just this year he has moved to an Egyptian club Wadi Degla. His move to a new club was as a result of his hard work and discipline,” said Chambeshi.
Chambeshi said Zesco’s Jackson Mwanza and Nyambe Mulenga equally deserved to be nominated for the 2014 footballer of the year award because they were good players.
He said all the other players who were shortlisted in other categories were good players, adding that even those who scooped the ultimate awards deserved them.
On Friday FAZ named Kampamba as the 2014 MTN FAZ Super League Footballer of the year, beating Mwanza and Mulenga to walk away with K25, 000 Kampamba was also given a high definition Dstv decoder.
And top striker Mwanza who put 15 league goals to his name was presented with a K20, 000 cheque and a high definition Dstv explorer decoder.
The award ceremony took place at Moba Hotel in Kitwe where league champions were presented with a trophy and a K250, 000 cheque.
Zambia Under-20 national team midfielder Larry Bwalya who played for Nchanga Rangers in 2014 was voted the young player of the year and walked away with K15, 000.
Zesco United forward Winston Kalengo won the Most Disciplined Player of the year award and was given K15, 000.
Zesco defender Mulenga was presented with the FAZ President’s Meritorious Award and pocketed K10, 000.
Zesco coach George Lwandamina who led the Ndola-based team to a league and cup double won the Coach of the Year award and walked away with a K20, 000 cheque. Lwandamina was also given a high definition explorer decoder by Super Sport.
Gladys Lengwe won the Best Referee of the Year award walking away with a K15, 000 cheque while Bruno Tembo won the Best Assistant Referee of the Year award valued at K10, 000 Both referees were given a high definition Dstv decoder courtesy of Super Sport.
All teams which played in the league in the 2014 were given cash awards according to the position they finished on the log standings.