BOXSCORE (July 12, 2021) – Africa’s sole representatives in the Women’s football of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Zambia left for the games Monday evening.
The Copper Queens are in Group F alongside China, Brazil, and the Netherlands.
They will play their opening game against current European Champions, the Netherlands on the 21st of July before taking on China PR three days later and then square off against South American giants, Brazil in their final group game on the 27th of July.
Zambia who stunned Cameroon last year to qualify for their first Olympics are only the fifth African side to reach the games after Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
According to the Zambia Football Federation, the team will be led by skipper Barbra Banda, striker Grace Chanda, defender Lushomo Mweemba amongst others.
The Gold Medal match of the Women’s football will be decided inside the Naional Stadium, Tokyo on the 6th of August, 2021.
Hazel Nali (Hapoel Beer’Sheva), Catherine Musonda (Indeni Roses), Ng’ambo Musole (ZESCO Ndola Girls)
Lushomo Mweemba, Martha Tembo, Anita Mulenga, Agness Musesa ( All Green Buffaloes ), Margaret Belemu, Fikile Khosa (Red Arrows ), Vast Phiri (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Esther Siamfuko (Queens Academy)
Mary Wilombe, Hellen Chanda (Red Arrows), Esther Namukwasa (Indeni Roses), Irene Lungu (Green Buffaloes), Evelyn Susan Katongo (Luyando Foundation), Avell Chitundu (ZESCO Ndola Girls)
Hellen Mubanga, (Zaragoza CFF- Spain), Barbra Banda (Shanghai Shengli – China ), Grace Chanda, Ochumba Oseke Lubanji (Both Red Arrows), Rachel Kundananji (BIIk Kazyugurt- Kazakhstan)