Col Katoba visits Copper Queens in training…Encourages the team to work hard ahead of Olympics
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Women’s national representative Col Priscilla Katoba this morning visited the Women’s national team in training at the National Heroes Stadium.
Col Katoba who was very impressed with the level of football exhibited by the Copper Queens encouraged the girls to remain grounded and continue working hard ahead of the mammoth task they have coming up.
Col Katoba who is also the proprietor of Queens Academy assured the team that the Association is working tirelessly to make sure they put everything in place for their journey to and their stay in Japan.
“I saw something good in training, but I don’t mean that you should relax, We have a very big assignment ahead of us. Like I have been saying we are not going as Participants but to Compete. I don’t believe in failure and as we are going to Japan let’s cast failure very far away from us. I believe that’s what the technical bench has been doing tuning your minds and shaping you up,” she said.
“The names in our group are just names, I believe in this team, We havee to take our name there and compete.”
“I want to assure you that as FAZ we are doing our part to make sure your stay in Japan is as comfortable as possible, So do your part and just know that we are doing our part. The country is behind you, MultiChoice, Zanaco, and other cooperates have come on board just to make sure everything is in place for you,” she added.
Meanwhile, the skipper of the side Barbra Banda thanked Col Katoba and assured her that the girls were motivated and working hard as they prepare to compete in their maiden Olympic games.
The Copper Queens are in Group F at the Olympics alongside Brazil, China, and the Netherlands.
The coach Bruce Mwape drilled lasses will start their campaign against the Netherlands before battling with China and they will wrap up their group match against Brazil.
The Olympics will officially run between 24th July and 9th August 2021, but sporting action kicks off two days before the opening ceremony with preliminary women’s football matches set to light up the occasion for various sports disciplines.
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