Copper Queens, 4 players, receive CAF Awards nominations

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THE spotlight is shining brightly on the Zambia women’s football team as they, along with their talented goalkeeper Catherine Musonda, have clinched nominations for the prestigious Team and Goalkeeper of the Year awards by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The anticipation is building as the football world eagerly awaits the outcome of the 2023 CAF Awards set to take place on Monday, December 11 in Marrakech, Morocco.

This recognition comes on the heels of Zambia’s impressive performance in the 2022 Womens Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON), where they secured the bronze medal.

They later stepped onto the world stage for the first time in 2023, where they recorded a victory in one game while suffering two loses.

The road to CAF glory is no easy feat as the Zambian team faces stiff competition from formidable contenders including Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Burundi, Ghana, and Burkina Faso.

Musonda also faces Nigerian goal keeper Chiamaka Nnadozie among others who had equally a good year on the pitch.

Meanwhile, Kundananji, Banda and Chanda have been put with 27 other African players under the player of the year nominees.

The ultimate winners in each category will be determined through a comprehensive voting process.

A distinguished panel, comprising members of the CAF Technical Committee, media professionals, as well as Head Coaches and Captains of Member Associations and clubs engaged in the group stages of the Interclub competitions, will cast their votes to decide who will be crowned Team and Goalkeeper of the Year.

By Moses Makwaya

Kalemba November 14, 2023

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