The October Awards were tightly contested especially in the coach of the month award category.
Tonderai Ndiraya beat his closest rival Norman Mapeza to win the best coach award. Lloyd Chitembwe was also another favourite but he failed to retain the award for the second time.
Soccer24 looks at how this month’s winners performed during the month.
Player Of the Month – Dominic Chungwa
No surprise here, Dominic Chungwa put a splendid performance in the past month. He started his month by scoring a winning goal against Triangle United in match-day 28. The goal took his season tally to twelve, surpassing Dynamos striker Christian Epoupa who topped the chart for several match-days. Chungwa scored a brace in a rescheduled fixture against Highlanders which was played just before match day 30.
The Green Machine striker netted his 15th goal of the season in match-day 31 against How Mine. Again, his goal was a decider in the encounter played away in Bulawayo.
Meanwhile, in five matches he played during the month, he scored four times. He started in the first XI in all the games.
Coach Of The Month – Tonderai Ndiraya
The best coach award went to Tonderai Ndiraya.
With no doubts, the Ngezi Platinum gaffer did very well in the past month. His winning rate in the month of October is very impressive. Of the four matches his team played, three were victories while they drew once. They conceded one goal during the month and scored five goals.
Though FC Platinum’s record (3 W, 1 D, 6 GF, 1 GA) is slightly better than Ngezi, the fact that they finished the month leading the table makes Ndiraya the best coach in October. His team went on top of the log after match-day 30 and managed to retain the position in the following round, something that FC Platinum and Dynamos failed to do during the month.
Ngezi started the month on second position on the log.