Castel Malawi awards outstanding players, raises Castel Challenge Cup sponsorship to MK400 million

By Staff Reporter

FCB Nyasa Big Bullets player, Lanjesi Nkhoma last night won the player of the tournament award for the Castel Challenge Cup during an award ceremony held at Armaryllis Hotel in Blantyre.

Nkhoma who played a crucial role in helping the People’s team to win the inaugural tournament, beat his teammate Hassan Kajoke and Silver Strikers’ striker Patrick Macheso to win the award.

Other individual awards included the Best goal-keeper award which went to Richard Chimbamba of Bullets as well, beating Pilirani Mapira and Rahaman John for Silver Strikers and Bangwe All Stars respectively.

The Discovery of the season award went to Emmanuel Savieli who was then playing for Bangwe All Stars on loan from FCB Nyasa Big Bullets.

Mphatso Philimon and Peter Kasonga from Mafco FC,
Chiukepo Msowoya and Emmanuel Savieli who were then playing for Mighty Mukuru Wanderers and Bangwe All Stars respectively,
Patrick Macheso for Silver as well as Gastin Simkonda who was playing for Moyale Barracks, shared the golden boot accolade for scoring 5 goals each in the competition.

FCB Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers were also awarded for winning the tournament and finishing second respectively.

During the event, Castel Malawi also announced that the Castel Challenge Cup sponsorship package has been raised from K320 million to K400 million.