Kabwe Warriors and Zambia junior international striker Emmanuel Mayuka has been nominated in two categories for this years Football Association of Zambia (Faz) end of season awards.
The awards will also see newly crowned league champions Zesco United dominate this years Faz award nominations with four, followed by Dynamos with three while Warriors have two and Buffaloes one.
17-year-old Mayuka has been nominated for Faz’s Footballer of the Year together with 2005 award winner and international midfielder Rainford Kalaba of Zesco United.
Kalaba’s Zesco team mate and striker Enoch Sakala, with whom he is locked at the summit of the top scorers charts on 23 goals in all competition this season, is also in the running for Faz Player of the Year award.
Mayuka, who has scored 15 competitive goals this season, will also vie for Young Player of the Year honors with fellow junior internationals Tom Bakala and William Njobvu-both are midfielders from Lusaka Dynamos.
The shortlist for the Coach of the Year award will see Green Buffaloes trainer George Lwandamina and his Under-20 assistant Oswald Mutapa Jnr of Lusaka Dynamos vie for honors.
Zesco and Zambia Under-17 coach Wedson Nyirenda who guided the Ndola club to its first-ever league title this season is also in line for the Coach of the Year award.
The other categories up for grabs are Most Disciplined Player and Best Referee.
The three nominees for Most Disciplined Player are Zesco and Zambia defender William Chinyama, ex-international and veteran Zanaco captain Mumamba Numba and Buffaloes goalkeeper Robert Chisenga.
And nominees for Referee of the Year are Jan Sikazwe, Kenneth Chinchenga and Wilson Mpanisi.
The awards will be handed out on December 8 at a ceremony to be held in Lusaka at the Cresta Golf View Hotel.