Sunday, July 14, 2024

Grace Chanda: The goals Machine 

Name: Grace Chanda

D.O.B: 11/06/97

Club: Madrid CFF – Spain

Previous Club: BIIK Kazygurt – Kazakhstan

Jersey No: 10

Nickname: Dangote

Favourite Club: Zesco United

International: Manchester United

Favourite player: Rally Bwalya

International: Paul Pogba

Favourite dish: Nshima with chicken, beans and sweet potato leaves (Kalembula).

Top scorer in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers for Africa with eight goals. 

Chanda Captained Zambia and helped the Copper Queens clinch bronze at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup in Morocco with three goals to her name. 

In 2022 she was among the top three nominees for the  CAF Women’s Player of the Year. 

She was the top goalscorer of the FAZ Women’s League in the 2021 season with 35 goals ( nine of which came in one game against ZISD Women) – Named best player at the End of season awards gala. 

She also scored 86 goals in 26 games for ZESCO Ndola Girls in 2018. 

In August last year, Chanda scored a hat-trick in her UEFA Women’s Champions League debut as BIIK Kazygurt thrashed Croatian side ZNK Split 5-1 at the Gradski Stadion Varazdin.

Her best goal (for me) should be the goal against Cameroon away in the final round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers.

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