The 2017 Zambia Under-20 national squad won the Team of the Year Region 5 Sports Award in South Africa.
Coach Beston Chambeshi was a finalist for Coach of the Year award for his touch with the Zambia U20 national team.
The awards were held at Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Johannesburg.
The AUSC Region 5, Regional Annual Sport Award (RASA) is part of the Regional Rewards Programme aimed at providing a unique opportunity for the Region to motivate Member States, Sports Confederations, team’s sports and individual athletes by recognizing and celebrating meritorious service and outstanding achievements in sport.
The objectives of RASA is to recognize, reward and celebrate the Region’s sportspersons for iconic and meritorious service in sports.
The Awards is a culmination of all the Member Countries awards as all member countries are promote and celebrate sports by hosting their domestic national awards which means the RASA is selection of the best from the best. Winners of the Member countries automatically become the nominee on the eleven categories of RASA.