CHIPOLOPOLO second choice goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata says it is his time to win the player of the year award.
And Toaster says his nomination for the 2017 player of the year is a challenge to work hard in the next season.
“The nomination only tells me to work harder. I give thanks to my teammates and the technical bench. Being nominated is more like being asked to work harder in the Premier League,” Toaster said.
“I’m going to win. I have played for about four years and never have I been nominated, but this is a sign that my time has come.”
And Augustine Mulenga who, together with Congolese Chrispin Mugalu, has been nominated in the same capacity said the year had been a good one for him.
“The season was good for me. I helped my team to finish second. For me, this was a great year for and I have to keep working hard to succeed. I am very much humbled for the nomination,” Mulenga said.
“2016 was very difficult for me because I did not feature in a lot of games but 2017, I was given the opportunity to play by my coach.”
And Beston Chambeshi, who has been nominated for the coach of the year award, said it took hard work to be among the nominees.
“I’m happy to be one of the nominated sportsmen in this category; it’s nice to be part of that nomination. It’s through hard work. It just doesn’t come from the blues,” said Chambeshi.
Other nominees for the 2017 coach of the year award are Green Buffaloes mentor Bilton Musonda and Zanaco’s Mumamba Numba.