The Zimbabwe national senior men’s team, the Warriors, have been rewarded for an impressive year after being nominated for the CAF National Team of the Year Award.

The Warriors are part of a list of nations that will be vying for the top prize of national team of the year at the CAF awards.

Other sides that have been placed in the same category as the Warriors are Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Mauritania, Kenya and Uganda who have already earned AFCON qualification.

The Warriors this year won the COSAFA Cup following a dramatic win over Zambia in the final.

In AFCON qualifiers, the Warriors were impressive after overcoming African powerhouses the Democratic Republic of Congo (in DRC) before drawing with the Central African nation in the reverse fixture in Harare.

Zimbabwe also drew away to Congo Brazzaville.

A 1-nil defeat away to Liberia might, however, prove to be a dent on an otherwise impressive year for Zimbabwe.

No Zimbabwean player, however, made it into the 34-man list of the CAF Player of the Year nominees, same as coach Sunday Chidzambwa.

Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez, Mohamed Salah and Alex Iwobi are among high profile names to make it into the list.