Copper Queens to face Chile in an international friendly match
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has confirmed that it has clinched an international friendly match with South American side Chile.
According to a press statement by FAZ Communications manager Sydney Mungala made available to the ZamFoot Crew, The Copper Queens will square off with Chile in two matches on November 28 and December 1 in Santiago de Chile.
“The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has clinched an international friendly match for the Zambia Women National Team against Chile as part of preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Zambia will play Chile on November 28 and December 1 in Santiago as the Copper Queens build-up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics that will be staged in Japan in 2021.”
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala believes the two matches will give the Bruce Mwape tutored side a taste of high profile opposition ahead of the Olympics.
Chile is ranked 37th in the world while Zambia stands at the 100th position.
“We are happy to announce that we have organized a high profile match for our senior women national team with Chile. We believe that this will give the team a taste of high profile opposition as we will be flying the continent’s flag in Tokyo,” Kashala told FAZ media.
The Copper Queens are preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games which will take place next year following their historic qualification.
The Copper Queens is only the fifth African side to reach the Olympics’ women football tournament after Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Chile on the other side is preparing to face the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in the CAF–CONMEBOL play-off for the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women’s qualification. Zambia beat Cameroon in their final qualification round.
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