Beston Chambeshi attempts to win his second straight FAZ Coach of the Year Award at Friday’s 2018 Awards Gala to be held at Taj Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka.

Chambeshi walked away with the 2017 award following his successful exploits with the Zambia U20 who won the 2017 U20 AFCON as hosts and later reached the 2017 U20 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals.

He also led his club Nkana to a third place finish that year.

In 2018, Chambeshi led Nkana to their best finish since winning the 2013 title with a runners-up placing.

But most importantly, Chambeshi led Nkana to their debut Barclays Cup triumph where he unfortunately lost out the tournaments’ top coach accolade to runners-up Young Buffaloes trainer Josphat Mulenga.

However, Chambeshi faces stiff competition for the award from Green Eagles coach Aggrey Chiyangi.

Chinyangi guided Eagles to their best-ever league finish at number four that also earned them their debut continental qualification and a 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup ticket where they made a second round exit.

This is Chiyangi’s third attempt at winning the Coach of the Year honour following disappointment in 2014 and 2015.

Red Arrows’ coach Chisi Mbewe completes the shortlist who, as assistant coach in 2018, steered them from relegation to a ninth place finish after replacing his boss Honour Janza who was fired in July.

Meanwhile, in the race for the 2018 Zambia Footballer of the Year Award, Zesco United striker Lazarus Kambole vies for that gong against ex-Nkana striker Idris Mbombo and former Green Eagles forward Tapson Kaseba.

Mbombo and Kaseba have since moved on to Al Hilal of Sudan and Free State Stars of South Africa respectively.

And in the Young Player Award category, Power Dynamos goalkeeper Jackson Kakunta, Kabwe Warriors defender Wayne Museba and Zesco United striker will battle for that accolade.

FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
-Tapson Kaseba (Green Eagles)
-Idris Ilunga Mbombo (Nkana)
-Lazarous Kambole (Zesco United)

2018 MTN/FAZ SUPER LEAGUE TOP SCORER
-Idris Ilunga Mbombo (Nkana)

COACH OF THE YEAR
-Beston Chambeshi (Nkana)
-Chisi Mbewe (Red Arrows)
-Aggrey Chiyangi (Green Eagles)

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR
-Wayne Museba (Kabwe Warriors)
-Jackson Kakunta (Power Dynamos)
-Lameck Banda (Zesco United)

MOST DISCIPLINED PLAYER OF THE YEAR
-Collins Sikombe (NAPSA Stars)
-Sebastian Mwansa(Nkwazi)
-Larry Bwalya (Power Dynamos)

BEST REFEREE OF THE YEAR
-Derrick Kafuli (Luanshya)
-Gladys Lengwe (Kitwe)
-Audrick Nkole (Lusaka)

ASSISTANT REFEREE OF THE YEAR
-Romeo Kasengele (Ndola)
-Kabwe Chansa (Kalulushi)
-Meck Zulu (Ndola)

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  1. Beston and George lwandamina are just average coaches. They have limited capacity and understanding of the game. He has exhibited that defending a lead is impossible.he did this at under 20 and has repeated it with Nkana.frustrating your opponets and just killing the tempo is enough. Why arguing with referee as if that would change his decision
    Clubs should seriously consider employing outsiders

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