Scorchers player Leticia Chinyamula among the winners of Cosafa Awards in South Africa

By Durell Namasani

Malawi national women’s football team ‘Scorchers’ forward Leticia Chinyamula  won Women’s most promising player award at the Cosafa Awards 2023 held on Thursday night at Sandton Convention Center in South Africa.

Chinyamula was one of the four Malawian women footballers nominated for the inaugural awards including Rose Kabzere who was also nominated for the women’s most promising player.

Leticia Chinyamula In action

Other players who were nominated for the awards were Mercy Sikelo who was nominated for the Women’s goalkeeper of the year and PSG star Tabitha Chawinga who was nominated for the player of the year category.

During the awards ceremony Bafana Bafana forward Percy Tau won Men’s player of the year award while Zambian player Rachael Kundananji received an award for the Women’s player of the year.

The award for the Men’s and Women’s goalkeeper of the year went to Ronwen Williams and Andile Dilamin respectively.

Other notable award recipients included  Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena who won the Men’s Coach of the year award and Victor Gomez who won the Referee Legend award.