The Zambia Women's national team and their head coach Bruce Mwape have made the top five for the 2019 CAF Awards.
Mwape who has been nominated for the CAF Women's coach of the year award has survived the chop after the Confederation of African football reduced the number to five. Mwape still faces stiff competition from Nigeria’s Thomas Dennerby, South Africa’s Desiree Ellis, Ivory Coast’s Clementine Toure, Cameroon’s Alan Djeumfa.
The Copper Queens, on the other hand, are vying for the team of the year accolade and have to overcome stiff competition from Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and South Africa.
The Harambee Starlets of Kenya and their head coach David Ouma has been dropped from the race for the team of the year and Women's Coach of the year.
The Copper Queens have been fantastic in 2019 winning Silver at the 2019 COSAFA Women's Cup and reaching the final stage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers.
Zambia and Cameroon are the last two teams standing in the race to Tokyo and will face off in the final home and away ties next month with the winner booking a place at the Olympics while the runner up will face Chile in a playoff.
The winners for all the categories will be named on 7 January in Egypt.