Racheal Kundananji and Barbra Banda Secure Spots in IFFHS Women’s Top 10 Goal Scorers
Dynamic duo Racheal Kundananji and Barbra Banda of the Copper Queens have achieved international recognition by securing spots in the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) women’s top 10 goal scorers for the year 2023. The prestigious list highlights the prolific goal-scoring abilities of female footballers globally.
Racheal Kundananji has earned a commendable 5th position on the list, having scored 34 goals during the year. Right behind her is Barbra Banda, securing the 8th spot with an impressive tally of 31 goals. The top position on the list was claimed by Malawi’s Temwa Chawinga, who scored an outstanding 63 goals during the same period.
Notably, Banda and Kundananji are the only African female footballers, aside from Chawinga, to make it into the top ten of this prestigious list. The IFFHS, known for its recognition of outstanding contributions in football since 1987, acknowledges the remarkable performances of players globally.
Beyond their goal-scoring prowess, the achievements of Banda and Kundananji have been further highlighted by individual accolades. Kundananji, for instance, received the groundbreaking GOAL50 Award, while Banda found herself in the top three shortlist for the Women’s African Player of the Year Award.
These accomplishments underscore the growing impact of African female footballers on the international stage, with Banda and Kundananji standing out as key contributors to Zambia’s success and earning their places among the world’s elite goal scorers.