The Republican President, His Excellency President Hakainde Hichilema has picked positives from the Zambia Women’s National Team debut appearance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Head of State said he was filled with immense pride with the Copper Queens Performance at the World Cup where they are facing the World’s best.
President Hichilema wants the team to build on the experience gained at the biggest Women’s Football showpiece.
He went on to say that the team needs more exposure and the local league needs strengthening to further improve the team’s capabilities.
“We take immense pride in our Copper Queens’ exceptional performance in their debut World Cup appearance, where they are competing against the world’s best.
Although we have faced defeat so far, we recognize that every loss comes with both pain and opportunities for growth.
We should commit to building on this valuable experience.
To further develop our team’s capabilities we should provide our girls with more exposure to competitive friendlies and strengthen the women’s domestic league.
Bally.”- The President posted on his social media.
Zambia suffered a second successive defeat at the ongoing 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup losing 5-0 to Spain to confirm their elimination from the tournament.
The Copper Queens started their campaign with heavy defeat to Japan and will conclude their Group C games with a dead rubber against Costa Rica on Monday.