Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas has been recognised for guiding his team to a solid start to the 2021-2022 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season after he was voted Coach of the Month for February and March.
The former Warriors interim head coach was rewarded for leading his team on a run of seven games unbeaten in the two months since the Premiership football returned from the extended Christmas holidays and AFCON 2021 break.
Congratulations to our March Award Winners:
Player of the month: William Manondo (Caps United)
Coach of the month: Joey Antipas (Chicken Inn) pic.twitter.com/Y2jxntAc7i
— Castle Lager PSL ZW (@CastleLagerPSL) April 11, 2022
Chicken Inn forward Brian Muza won the Player of The Month accolade for February while free-scoring Caps United striker William Manondo scooped the award for March.
The ex-Harare City forward is the joint top scorer in the domestic topflight league alongside Manica Diamonds’ Nyasha Chintuli with nine goals from 11 matches.
Manondo expressed his delight at the recognition and attributed his success to the support he has been receiving from his coaches and teammates since joining Caps United from Harare City.
“I am grateful for scooping this award and it gives me the will power to put in more effort. Its all about team effort and I owe it to my mates and the coaches. A big thank you to those who voted for me, above all, all glory to the Almighty,” Manondo said.
Manondo grabbed a hat trick when United thumped Whawha 6-0 at the National Sports Stadium on March 6 before scoring the solitary goal in a 1-0 win against Bulawayo City at Barbourfields stadium a week later.
The veteran forward capped off a successful month by grabbing a brace in a tightly contested match against Herentals at the National Sports Stadium on March 26, bringing his total to six goals in four matches.