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Mary Mwakapila off to Isreal to complete Hapoel Be’er Sheva move

Zambia Women’s national team midfielder Mary Mwakapila has left for Isreal to complete her contract signing and join Israeli Ligat Al Women’s League outfit Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

Isreal has been a good breeding ground for Zambian talent on the men’s side of things with Emmanuel Mayuka, Emmanuel Mbola, Roger Kola, Evans Kangwa, Klings Kangwa among others having enjoyed a good time there but the diminutive midfielder will become only the first female player from Zambia to play in that country.

RTSA as she is popularly known is expected to pen an initial two-year deal at the Terner Stadium.

Mwakapila joins the growing foreign legion of Copper Queens’ stars with the skipper of the side Barbra Banda playing in China, Hellen Mubanga and Rachel Nachula in Spain, and Rachel Kundananji in Kazakhstan.

Mwakapila is an accomplished player locally and with the national team, She was key to coach Bruce Mwape’s squad’s historic qualification to the Olympics.


1. Midfielder of the Gothia Cup U17 – 2010

2. Best Player of Norway Cup U14 – 2009

3.Scored first goal against Cameroon in the 2020 Tokyo Eliminatory Rounds of the qualifiers

2.National team

COSAFA TOURNAMENT- 2019 Silver medalist, 2018 – Fourth place

African Women’s Championship- Group stage ( 2014 and 2018)

Olympics: Qualification 2020/2021 ( first ever)


3. Indeni Roses

– 2016 – Won the Copperbelt Women’s League

– Player of the Year Award

4. Green Buffaloes Women Football Club

– 2017 – Won the Lusaka Women’s League

– 2018 – Won the Lusaka Women’s League

– 2019- Won the Lusaka Women’s League

– 2020- won the Inaugural FAZ Women’s National Championship


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