FAM has clarified that the process of identifying the Carlsberg Cup Golden Boot Award winner will start from the regional phase to enable up-and-coming players compete for the K100 000 prize.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) competitions officer Gomezgani Zakazaka played down suggestions that players whose teams started the competition at the lower level would have an advantage over Super League teams that have joined the race at national level.
“Already, Super League teams had an advantage by being seeded from the regional level, why then, shouldn’t players whose teams started at the regional level also have an advantage of some sort?
“It’s about trying to level the playing field in line with rules of the game,” said Zakazaka.
Currently, three players are joint leading scorers with four goals each.
These four are Dedza Young Soccer’s duo of Dave Balaka and Imran ‘Raul’Ibrahim and Bvumbwe Research’s Thoko Mbandambanda who scored all the four goals in his team’s 4-1 win over Cobbe Barracks. Breathing down the trio’s necks is Eagle Strikers’ Tawonga Nyirongo who has three goals.
The four could also be in contention for the Carlsberg Discovery Award that also goes with a K100 000 prize.