Nyasa Big Bullets right-back Gomezgani Chirwa has won the inaugural Precious Medical International (PMI) Goal of the Month award for November after his strike against Moyale garnered the highest number of votes from the team’s fans.
Chirwa scored the goal during a TNM Super League match against a Malawi Defence Force side at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on November 12.
Bullets won the match 3-1 to put the league title into the bag.
The goal that the former Civil Service United and Malawi National Football Team star netted received 64 percent of the votes, with Lanjesi Nkhoma’s strike coming second at 14 percent.
Hassan Kajoke’s goal came third after amassing 11 percent of the votes.
For his efforts, Chirwa was rewarded with a K100,000 cheque on Wednesday.
“I am delighted to have been the first player to win the award in its first month. I am overwhelmed with joy and I am very grateful to the supporters for their massive support.
“I was competing against teammates who also scored beautiful goals, but the fans voted for me and I don’t take this for granted. This will motivate me to do better and I am looking forward to the next award,” he told nyasabigbullets.com.
PMI Chief Executive Officer Gertrude Mateyo said they are excited to partner Bullets in the initiative.
“We are happy to have finally started fulfilling our agreement with Bullets. This is just the beginning. Our agreement is for one year and the ultimate objective is to see the team scoring as many goals as possible in all its matches. Football is about scoring goals,” Mateyo said.
Chirwa is likely to win more awards as his name is also on the shortlist of Bullets’ and TNM Super League’s best defender and player of the season awards.
Bullets are holding their awards ceremony at Comesa Hall in Blantyre this evening and the 26-year-old is expected to join the list of players who will walk away with awards.
He has been instrumental to Bullets’ success in the Super League and FDH Bank Cup this season with his vital goals and assists.
He has also been an influential player for the Malawi National Football Team with his overlapping skills.