Mwape confident ahead of Kenya clash as Misozi and Kundananji join camp
Zambia Women’s National Team Coach Bruce Mwape said he is confident his laces will come out Victorious in this Friday’s Fourth round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Qualifier Match against Kenya away in Kasarani at the Moi International Sports Center to determine who progresses to the final round.
Speaking in an interview with the ZamFoot Crew at Football House ahead of team’s departure for Kenya, Mwape said the team is injury-free and has been boosted by the arrival of European based duo of Rachael Kundanaji and Misozi Zulu who arrived in Lusaka this morning following their UEFA outing with their team BIIK Kazygurt who bowed out of the UEFA Women’s Champions League following their team’s 7-0 aggregate loss in the round of 16 at the hands of German Giants Bayern Munich.
Barbara Banda, who plies her trade at Spanish outfit EDF Logrono is also en route to join the national team.
Coach Mwape is confident of a win and said that there is enough time for the team to gel together ahead of the Friday match as the team will have two days in Nairobi, before the match with the Harambee Starlets.
The Zambian Women’s National team will travel to Kenya this evening ahead of Friday’s action at the Moi International Sports Center with kick-off slated for 16:00hrs Local Time which is 15:00hrs Zambian Time.
The return match Slated for Lusaka’s Nkoloma Stadium on Monday 11th November 2019 with the overall aggregate winner booking a place in the last round and will face either Ivory Coast or Cameron who are also fighting for a place in the 5th round.
The runner up in the last round will play against South American side Chile in a two-legged playoff for the last berth to book a ticket to Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
27 players have been called up in camp ahead of this back-to-back encounter.
Hazel Nali (Green Buffaloes), Inutu Muchahabali (YASA), Ng’ambo Musole (Zesco), Annie Namonje (Indeni)
Agnes Musesa, Anita Mulenga, Martha Tembo (all Green Buffaloes), Emeldah Musonda, Fikile Khosa, Margaret Belemu, Mary Mulenga (all Red Arrows), Lushomo Mwemba (Nkwazi), Vast Phiri (Zesco), Mapalo Kapindula (Breakthrough)
Misozi Zulu (BIIK Kazakhstan), Judith Zulu, Mary Mwakapila (both Green Buffaloes), Hellen Chanda, Prisca Chilufya (both Red Arrows), Rhodah Chileshe (Indeni)
Theresa Chewe (Indeni), Grace Chanda (Zesco), Hellen Mubanga (Red Arrows), Rachael Nachula (Green Buffaloes), Rachael Kundananji (BIIK Kazakhstan), Barbara Banda (EDF Logrono)
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