Warriors defender Alec Mudimu was named Sports Personality of the Year at the Zimbabwe Young Achievers awards – UK edition held on Sunday.

The ZYA awards were created to celebrate the talent Zimbabweans are demonstrating in the UK.

Mudimu who plays for Welsh side Cefn Druids was a key figure both at his club and in the national team’s Afcon campaign as well as the Cosafa triumph. The 21-year-old helped the Warriors retain the trophy at the regional competition held in June in South Africa.

“I want to thank everyone who took time out to vote and support me, this is amazing! It’s not all been rainbows and flowers, my close people will know the hard work that has gone into making this year great. Thank you again,” said the centre-back while accepting his award.

Meanwhile, Druids congratulated Mudimu, saying: “Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Alec on this award, we’re happy that his hard work and determination on and off the pitch has been recognised.”