By KALUMIANA KALUMIANA –
NCHANGA Rangers coach, Fighton Simukonda says he is excited to have been nominated for the 2013 MTN/FAZ Premier League Coach-of- the-Year-award.
Simukonda is battling for honours alongside 2013 league winning coach Masauso Mwale of Nkana and Zesco United trainer Ternant Chembo.
The winner will be announced during an awards gala on February 12 at Moba Hotel in Kitwe.
“My nomination means that people are recognising my work. There are a lot of coaches in the country, so if you are nominated for the award like this, it means you are doing good work.
If I don’t win I have to put in extra work to win next time, if I win, it is a plus and motivation, it’s an addition to my CV,” said Simukonda, who guided Rangers to third place finish last season.
And Nkana defender Billy Mwanza is humbled to have received his first FAZ awards nomination.
The Nkana defender has made the final three-man shortlist for the 2013 MTN/FAZ most disciplined player award.
“Firstly I want to appreciate God because with Him everything is possible and you know I only had one yellow card last season,” Mwanza said.
Mwanza is vying for the award alongside Red Arrows’ Shadreck Malambo and Power Dynamos midfielder Julius Situmbeko.