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CHAPUNGU skipper Collen Kwaramba was voted the club’s player of the season at a colourful end of season awards held in the Midlands capital on Friday night.
The ceremony was graced by club director Air Commodore Elisha Masakadza, who presented awards in five other different categories.
Allen Tavarwisa’s five goals saw him walking away with the golden boot award, while Ian Nyoni, the club’s revelation this season, walked away with the players’ player of the year award.
Roy Mazingi’s performance between the sticks earned him the golden glove award.
The winners walked away with varying amounts in prize money and certificates.
Kwaramba was ecstatic with the recognition and said he would continue working hard.
“I am happy because the club is appreciating my hard work. I would like to pay tribute to my teammates for the teamwork and going forward I want to continue working hard so that I can also get regular call-ups to the national team and foreign clubs,” said Kwaramba.
Chapungu chairman Hillary Jona said the club wants to grow its brand to attract some of the best talent in the country.
“As you can see now we are mixing youth with experience, which is good for us and shows that our future is bright. We are building our brand so that we become one of the forces to reckon with in the country,” Jona said.
Chapungu had an indifferent start to the season after going for seven games without a win, which left them in the relegation zone.
However, the club, under the tutelage of Tendai Chikuni who joined the team at the beginning of the 2017 season, negotiated its way to safety to end the season in 11th position in the 18-team league with 44 points.
The airmen were just two points shy of the top eight finish they had set for themselves.