Sunday, July 14, 2024

Copper Queens to regroup on Sunday ahead of Angola showdown 

Zambia Women’s National Team will regroup tomorrow to start preparations for the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) second round back-to-back matches against Angola.

The Copper Queens will enter camp in Lusaka tomorrow to begin training ahead of the Angola showdown. 

Coach Bruce Mwape has summoned a 26-member provisional squad for the encounter. 

Kazakhstan based duo of midfielder Ireen Lungu and defender Martha Tembo will join the local based players to start the preparations. 

The remainder of the foreign-based players will join camp when the FIFA women’s international window opens on 27 November 2023.

Zambia will be seeking a fourth consecutive appearance at the WAFCON and build on their highest ever podium finish when they won bronze at the expense of Nigeria at the 2022 WAFCON held in Morocco. 

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Catherine Musonda (Tomiris-Turan-Kazakhstan), Leticia Lungu (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Ngambo Musole (Green Buffaloes), Loveness Tonge (Green Eagles)

Defenders: Martha Tembo (BIIK Kazygurt Shymkent-Kazakhstan), Lushomo Mweemba, Esther Banda, Esther Siamfuko (all Green Buffaloes), Pauline Zulu (Elite Ladies), Judith Soko (YASA), Esther Muchinga (ZANACO Ladies), Mirriam Moono (Trident Queens)

Midfielders: Misozi Zulu (Hakkarigucu Spur-Turkey), Ireen Lungu, Hellen Chanda (both BIIK Kazygurt Shymkent-Kazakhstan), Evarine Susan Katongo (ZISD Women), Susan Banda (Red Arrows),  Prisca Chilufya (Club Juarez Femenil-Mexico), Avell Chitundu (ZESCO Ndola Girls)

Strikers: Rachael Kundananji (Madrid CFF-Spain), Barbra Banda (Shanghai Shengli-China), Rachael Nachula (Hapoel Jerusalem-Israel), Agness Phiri (Green Buffaloes), Eneless Phiri (Nkwazi Queens), Sara Jere (ZANACO Ladies), Fridah Kabwe (ZESCO Ndola Girls)

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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