Three Copper Queens players have made the 30-women shortlist for the 2023 CAF Women’s Player of the Year Award. Captain Barbra Banda, forward Racheal Kundananji and midfielder Grace Chanda who finished behind Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria in last year’s award has received the nomination.
Kazakhstan-based goalkeeper Catherine Musonda has also made the 10-women shortlist for the CAF Goalkeeper of the Year Award. Musonda was first choice goalkeeper for Zambia at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup where she was deputized by Eunice Sakala and Leticia Lungu.
The Copper Queens have also been nominated for the CAF National Team of the Year Award alongside Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ghana, Malawi and Morocco. Others are Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.