We are not intimidated by names: Barbara Banda
Zambia Women national team captain Barbara Banda says her and her team mates are not intimidated by the big names names that they will face in Ghana during the Women Africa Cup of Nations.
Responding to reporters upon arrival in Ghana the 18 year old Spain based forward said the likes of England based Falcons forward Assisat Oshoala are just players like her and her team mates.
“Looking at the big names they are just players like us. We are not intimidated by them,” she said.
Head coach Bruce Mwape believes the win over Ghana in Zambia will act as a motivating factor heading into the tournament.
” Beating Ghana was a morale booster for our girls. Most have them have just started playing football recently . Three quarters will be playing their first tournament,” he said.
Zambia has the majority of players who yet to test the biggest show piece on the continent in terms of Women Football but their coach, Bruce Mwape feels that will not cost them.
” Inexperience will not cost us. We have played COSAFA tournament with these same players and am sure by now they have gained some experience,” he said.
Zambia will start their campaign against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, then they will face the defending Champions, Nigeria on Wednesday before completing their group games against South Africa on Saturday.
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