Copper Queens arrive in Kenya ahead of Harambee Starlets showdown
The Zambia Women’s national team has arrived in Kenya ahead of Friday’s Women’s Olympic Football 2020 Tokyo Tournament first leg qualifier against the Harambee Starlets of Kenya in Nairobi.
European based trio of Misozi Zulu, Rachel Kundananji and Barbara Banda all arrived in Zambia in time to leave for Nairobi together with their Copper Queens teammates.
Coach Bruce Mwape and his team are targeting a good result away so that they can finish off the tie when they host the Harambee Starlets in the return leg next week.
The Kenya Football Federation (FKF) confirmed that the match will be free of charge to entice a lot of people to go and cheer the Starlets at the MISC Kasarani Stadium.
Uganda’s Shamirah Nabaddah will be the Center referee and will be assisted by compatriots Jane Mutonyi and Nakitto Nkumbi who will be the first and second assistant referees respectively.
Another Ugandan in Florence Ayaro will act as the Fourth Official with Burundi’s Aline Bitagoye serving as the Match Commissioner while Cameroonian Agar Mezing will serve as the Referee Assessor during the match.
The return leg will be played on Monday, November 11th at Lusaka’s Nkoloma Stadium.
The winner between Zambia and Kenya over the two legs will join the winner between Cameroon and Ivory Coast in the final qualifying round.
The runner up in the final will play Chile in a two-legged playoff as their ticket to the Olympics while the winner books a ticket to the Olympics automatically.
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