This year’s Nyasa Big Bullets gala awards are set for tomorrow at College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre.
During the event, Bullets will reward their outstanding players for the 2019 season.
The players will be picked from votes cast by the team’s supporters through their TNM or Airtel lines.
Speaking during a press briefing in Blantyre Wednesday, Bullets Administration Manager, Albert Chigoga said the ceremony is a way of casting a vote of thanks to their players for retaining the TNM Super League title last season.
“We are pleased to announce that we are back with our gala awards. This is an annual event which will always be on our calendar. We believe all our players will be motivated by this ceremony whether they win something or not.
“Of course, this ceremony should have taken place much earlier and we are certainly late, but the response from our supporters is overwhelming. We are hopeful that come Friday evening, everything will go as planned,” Chigoga said.
The champions have also extended the event to companies and individuals who will be required to patronise the event by buying tickets which are available at College of Medicine Sports complex and Nyasa Manufacturing Company offices in Blantyre.
Meanwhile, the supporters continue to vote for their favourite players by sending 441 via SMS in the awards’ four categories.
The categories are goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and striker. There will also be the chairman’s award.
The inaugural edition of the awards took place early last year at Comesa Hall in Blantyre where Captain John Lanjesi was voted the best defender and player of the year.
Rabson Chiyenda won the best goalkeeper accolade while the best midfielder award went to Mike Mkwate.
Seasoned goa-lpoacher Chiukepo Msowoya emerged the best striker after scoring the highest number of goals for Bullets in the 2018 season.
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