LUSAKA, (Xinhua) --
The Zambia Under-20 team has made the shortlist
in the 2017 Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards, the
country’s soccer governing body announced on Tuesday.
The U-20 team, which
won the Africa Cup of Nations title this year and went on to
reach the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South
Korea, is the nominee of the Team of the Year award, the
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) said on its website.
Patson Daka is the nominee of the Young Player of the Year award
while referee Janny Sikazwe has been shortlisted for Referee of
the Year award.
Andrew Kamanga, the
soccer governing body’s president, said, “It is a great honor
for Zambia to see our ambassadors competing among the best on
the African continent. The selection of our envoys on the
various categories of the 2017 CAF awards epitomizes the rise of
our game in the last year.”