Babatude who emerged winner through a voting process in the TNM’s Pokopoko ndi Zampira promotion, amassed 1,062 votes to beat other four contestants to the monthly prize. He takes home K100,000 from TNM plc, the elite league sponsors.
Nyasa Big Bullet’s Peter Banda came second with 518 while Christopher Mtambo of Savenda Chitipa was on third with 201 votes.
Micium Mhone of Blue Eagles and Misheck Selemani of Karonga United shared fourth and fifth positions with 89 and 52 votes respectively.
Speaking to the press during the function, TNM plc public relations and sponsorship manager, Limbani Nsapato, said the Player of the Month Award is an additional incentive to both fans and clubs and promotes active engagement of the soccer fans.
He said: “TNM remains committed to creating a platform for active engagement of soccer fans in addition to the other activities such as the predict-and-win with Zampira Promotion.
“The Fans Player of the Month award also underscores this commitment. As TNM, we will continue to innovate to ensure that soccer fans, players and clubs all have a reason to smile every season.”
To come up with the winner, TNM in partnership with league managers, Super League of Malawi (SULOM) comes up with a shortlist of five outstanding players from which fans vote for their favourite one by dialing *1515# and choose ‘Player of the Month”.