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Champions ZESCO awards outstanding players

By MICHAEL MIYOBA

AFTER winning its ninth Super League trophy, Zesco United rewarded the most outstanding perfomers as defender Adrian Chama was named Zesco United player of the season after impressing as a centre back.

Chama was among the six players who were rewarded at the club’s annual awards ceremony held at Protea Hotel in Ndola.

Midfielder and skipper John Chingandu was voted as Players’ player of the year while Kenyan international goal keeper Ian Otiene was named the most consistent player.

Otieno’s country mate Jese Were walked away with the top scorer’s award after he bagged in 10 goals including a hat-trick on the final day of the league to help Zesco United claim the Super League title.

Zimbabwean international, Thabani Kamusoko received the most disciplined player award while the Young player of the year award went to Chanda Mukuka who beat competition from the young Enock Sakala who was also impressive for Zesco United.

And speaking at the award’s gala, FAZ vice president Justine Mumba congratulated Zesco United for winning the league and qualifying for the prestigious CAF Champions League.

Mumba, who is Zesco United’s former chairman urged “Team Yaziko” to aim high at continental level.

“Do us proud at continental level. We expect the return of Zesco United to continental level will add to the strides that Zambia has been making in continental football,” Mumba said.

Zesco United were crowned champions after thrashing Buildcon FC 7-2 in the league finale on Sunday to finish on 71 points, 16 points ahead of second placed Zanaco who finished on 55 points.

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