By Mercy Chewe
Zambia National Women’s Team star Grace Chanda stole the limelight at the inaugural Women in Football Awards Gala hosted by FAZ on Friday night in Lusaka after winning two awards.
Chanda of Red Arrows won the prestigious Best Player of the Season Award and Top Scorer of the Year Award.
The ex-Zesco Ndola Girls player scored 35 goals in 26 games this season.
Chanda beat team mate Margaret Belemu and Green Buffaloes defender Lushomo Mweemba to the top award.
Meanwhile, Green Buffaloes and Zambia Women Under-17 coach Charles Haalubono won the Coach of the Year Award.
Haalubono led Buffaloes to winning the FAZ National Women’s League title this week.
Haalubono’s player Lushomo Mweemba was voted the Best Defender of the Season Award with Aisha Mbwana winning the Best Goalkeeper of the Year Award and Buffaloes’ captain; Joana Benaya was voted the Best Midfielder of the Season.
International Mary Wilombe won the Most Disciplined Player of the Season Award with Evarine Susan Katongo getting the Young Player of the Year Award.
National Team midfielder Mary Mwakapila was awarded the FAZ President’s Award in absentia for her contribution to the success of the Senior National Team that represented Africa at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Sports writer Wezi Mazunda scooped the Journalist of the Year Award while the Online Media Award went to Moses Mwanza of Zamfoot.
(Picture by FAZ Media)