Saturday, July 13, 2024

Bruce Mwape names final squad for Olympics 

Copper Queens head coach Brice Mwape has named a final 22 member squad for the 2024 Paris Olympics. 

Defender Margaret Belemu, and  Midfielders Evarine Susan Katongo and Ireen Lungu miss out. 

Katongo is out due to an injury while Belemu and Lungu are victims of competition in the team. 

Chitete Munsaka has also been ruled out due to injury and replaced by Eunice Sakala on the final 22 member squad.

ZANACO’s Esther Muchinga, Buffaloes’ Diana Banda and Ochumba Oseke Lubanji have made the final squad. 

The team is set to travel to Paris, France On Saturday, 6th July for a pre-tournament camp. 

They are expected to play two international friendly matches while in Paris.

The Copper Queens opening match will be against United States on 25th July at the Nice Stadium before facing the Matildas of Australia in the penultimate match three days later. 

They will wrap up their group campaign with a tussle against arch-rivals Germany at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium on 31 July.



Catherine Musonda (Hapoel Raanana Women FC-Israel), Ngambo Musole Petronella (Green Buffaloes), Eunice Sakala (INDENI Roses)


Martha Tembo, Lushomo Mweemba (both BIIK Kazygurt Shymkent-Kazakhstan), Esther Siamfuko,Diana Banda, (Both Green Buffaloes), Pauline Zulu (Elite Ladies),Vast Phiri (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Esther Muchinga (ZANACO Ladies)


Grace Chanda (Orlando Pride-USA), Misozi Zulu, Hellen Chanda (both Hakkarigucu Spur-Turkey), Rhoda Chileshe (INDENI Roses), Avell Chitundu (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Mary Wilombe (Red Arrows),  Prisca Chilufya (Club Juarez Femenil-Mexico), 


Barbra Banda (Orlando Pride-USA), Rachael Kundananji (Bay FC-USA), Kabange Mupopo,(Green Buffaloes), Rachael Nachula (Hapoel Jerusalem-Israel), Ochumba Oseke Lubanji (Red Arrows).

Aaron Mubanga
Aaron Mubanga
Aaron Mubanga is a qualified Environmental Health Technologist| Editor in Chief of Zambia's biggest all local football website ZamFoot| Player manager for Copper Queens duo of Barbra Banda and Evarine Susan Katongo |Brand Ambassador for Betway|Talent Scout| Women's Football Ambassador| Blogger | Football Writer|

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  1. Please we need a new coach for our girls, has this man been cleared of the sexual harassments accusations? Why is he still with the team.

  2. But why has Margaret Belemu being left out. She’s very hard working and visionary! Much better than some of the defenders that have been included.

  3. Katongo & Belemu to miss out on much needed exposure!😥

    Otherwise the squad looks solid. Manje! Aba be coach lol kaya ma tactics yaza ka panga Kundananji na Barbra to look like plangas

  4. It seems like you know what you are talking about u have evidence ka? otherwise watch your mouth dear!!!

  5. Comment:don`t blame bruce mwape is better than avram grant the senior team for men is dead and burried.

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