It's Dennis Dauda

HARARE - ZPC Kariba defender Dennis Dauda was last night crowned 2014 Soccer Star of the Year while his club dominated the awards ceremony by also providing the two runners-up and Coach of the Year in some kind of consolation for heartbreakingly losing the Castle Premiership title.

ZPC, most people’s favourite to land the league title, agonisingly lost 3-2 to CAPS United on the last day of the season when they just needed a draw to wrestle the championship away from holders and eventual winners Dynamos.

But last night at the Cresta Lodge in Harare, their efforts during the season were somewhat rewarded when the club clean-swept the major awards of the country’s end-of-season football awards.

Goalkeeper Tendai Hove and forward Limited Chikafa were crowned first and second runners-up respectively while coach Saul Chaminuka was Coach of the Year.

But the night belonged to lanky defender Dauda, who was outstanding throughout the season in the heart of ZPC’s defence as ZPC, one of the reasons behind the club’s title charge.  He will receive $6 000.

Dauda replaces Dynamos midfielder Tawanda Mupariwa, who won last year’s award.

Effectively, Dauda’s induction as the country’s best player brought to an end the Glamour Boys’ three-year dominance on the top gong, having won the biggest award in the past three years.

Meanwhile, Highlanders offensive midfielder Charles Sibanda and How Mine striker Kuda Musharu shared the Golden Boot award after they both finished atop with 12 goals, while young Dynamos defender Blessing Moyo was chosen Rookie of the Year.

The selection was done by a voting academy involving journalists, coaches and club captains.

The other eight finalists were Stephen Alimenda, Themba Ndlovu (Dynamos), Charles Sibanda (Highlanders), Tendai Samanja (CAPS United), Kuda Musharu (How Mine), Evans Rusike (Hwange), David Kutyauripo (Harare City) and Thabani Kamusoko (FC Platinum).

Comments (2)

Its unheard of it seems those who where mandated with the selection were biased. Tipeiwo ma serious hazvisati zvamboita izvi

Munhumutema - 14 December 2014

Its Tapiwa Muparati not Mupariwa

Munhumutema - 14 December 2014

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