Sunday Nov 28, 2021. 15:00
Shepolopolo Zambia vice-captain Grace Chanda has won the 2021 FAZ Women’s Player of the Year award.
Chanda’s award win was one of two accolades she took home on the night during the FAZ Women’s awards gala held in Lusaka on November 26.
The striker also took home this seasons’ FAZ Women’s League Golden Boot after scoring 35 goals for her club Red Arrows.
Chanda has also been in prolific form for Zambia this year and scored 3 goals at the 2021 COSAFA Women’s Senior Cup South Africa hosted in October where Shepolopolo finished third.
Meanwhile, Chanda was also one of two Arrows players who took home an accolade at the awards ceremony dominated by FAZ Women’s League champions Green Buffaloes.
Her club mate and Zambia midfielder Mary Wilombe won the Most Disciplined Player Award.
But Buffaloes won four awards that saw Aisha Mbwana win the Best Goalkeeper Award, Lushomo Mweemba took home the Best Defender Award while Joana Benaya won the Best Midfielder gong.
The FAZ Women’s Coach of the Year Award went to Charles Halubono of Green Buffaloes.
In the other categories, ZISD midfielder Evarine Katongo took home the FAZ Women’s Young Player award, the Presidents’ Award went to Mary Mwakapila while Queens Academy won the Most Disciplined Team Award.