Griffin Stars rewards stars
FMB Under-20 League national champions, Griffin Stars rewarded their players who were outstanding in the 2017 season.
The team’s Director, Griffin Saenda Junior, who also doubles as coach, organised the awards’ gala at Nyasa Big Bullets Club House in Mandala, Blantyre over the weekend.
Saenda said the event was meant to motivate the players to work hard next season.
“We need to defend the title, and do well in other competitions. It would not be easy to achieve this. Therefore, we needed to encourage the boys by recognising their effort,” he said.
Saenda also hailed organisations, which supported the gala, including the National Youth Football Association (NYFA).
NYFA Vice General Secretary, Dan Makiyi, commended the team for rewarding the players.
“It is not easy to organise such an event. Some big teams in the Super League fail to do so. Otherwise, I just encouraged the players to also concentrate on school.
“I have also encouraged the team’s coaching panel and management to work hand-in-hand with the players’ parents who share the burden of taking care of the boys during injuries,” Makiyi said.
Bullets veteran winger Fischer Kondowe, who was the master of ceremony at the gala, encouraged the players to be determined and respect their coaches.
During the ceremony, Malawi Under-20 starlet, Peter Banda emerged as the Player of the Players and Top Goal Scorer.
Levison Chabwera was the Most Disciplined Player while James Julius was the Most Consistent Player.
Most Improved Player award went to Emmanuel Chipala, while Yusufu Luwanda was named Best Midfielder.
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