Times reporter wins award as FDH honours outstanding players, journalists
FDH Bank on Friday awarded players and journalists for their exceptional performances and work in the 2022 FDH Bank Cup.
Bangwe All Stars attacker Chikumbutso Salima formerly of FCB Nyasa Bullets Reserve was hero of the day after scooping two awards.
Salima, who played a pivotal role for the competition’s finalists, who went down to their seniors FCB Nyasa Bullets, was named Discovery Player of the Tournament before being voted Player of the Tournament.
In other awards Richard Chimbamba of Bullets main team, emerged as a Goalkeeper of the Tournament while his former teammate Babatunde Adepoju grabbed the Golden Boot award after banging in four goals.
All the awardees went away with K200, 000.
The lively attacker, Salima, expressed his delight with the award.
“It was a great tournament and I thank my former players and officials for contributing to this. I promise to work hard at my new team [Bangwe All Stars]. I know that it will not be easy but I will continue working hard,” Salima said.
In the media category, Times Group defended the best print media category when Isaac Salima emerged the best while MBC’s Frank Kandu won the radio category.
In the Community Radio Stations category Chikumbutso Willard (Gaka FM) Isaac Grant (Bembeke FM) and Victor Musongole (Radio Tigabane) emerged the best and each pocketed K75,000.
Nation Publications Limited’s Bobby Kabango snatched the best photographer award with Edward Rex of Television Islam and Andrew Chilapondwa from Malawi 24 winning the best television and online awards respectively.
FDH’s Senior Marketing Manager Ronald Chimchere hailed the awardees for each contributing to the success of the tournament.
Bullets won the last edition of FDH Bank Cup after beating their reserve side 3-1.
FDH Bank has since hiked sponsorship amount for the tournament from K90 million to K120 million with champions carting home K30 million from K25 million.