Vietnamese women earned the highest accolades as the Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) awarded individual and team honours for the first time this year.

The national women’s football team was named the best women’s team of the 2012 and goalkeeper Dang Thi Kieu Trinh the best woman player of the year.

Experts said this was a well-deserved recognition for Vietnam as the country convincingly won the AFF’s women’s football championship last September.

On the men’s side, Singapore was named the best team and Thai striker Teerasil Dangda the best player of 2012. The prize presentation will take place in April in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.-VNA