Kampamba named Player of the Year

Ronald Kampamba, sate sate
Ronald Kampamba, sate sate

Chipolopolo striker Ronald Kampamba has won the 2014 Zambia Player of the Year Award.

Kampamba, who joined Egyptian club Wadi Degla from Zambian side Nkana earlier this month was awarded the top prize during the 2014 awards gala ceremony held at Moba Hotel in Kitwe on Friday evening.

The 21-year-old striker beat off competition from the Zesco United duo of defender Nyambe Mulenga and striker Jackson Mwanza.

Kampamba took home the award after another consistent season in which he scored 14 goals despite Nkana failing to retain their Super League title.

However, Kampamba did not take home the Golden Boot Award he won in 2012 and 2013. That award instead went to Mwanza who scored 15 league goals to help Zesco win the 2014 Faz Super League title.

Zesco coach George Lwandamina won the Coach of the Year Award, while Nyambe was honoured with the President’s Special Award.

Lwandamina beat Power Dynamos coach Tennant Chilumba and Aggrey Chiyangi of Zanaco to that award.

Other awards on the night went to Zambia Under-17 midfielder Patson Daka of Nchanga Rangers who won the 2014 Young Player Award while Nkana defender Donashano Malama took home the Most Disciplined Player Award.

Female Fifa referee Gladys Lengwe took home the Referee of the Year Award for a third successive year.