Friday , April 23 2021

Nigeria enemies, Zambia announce final team for Africa Women's Cup of Nations

Coach Bruce Mwape called the final list to compete in the continental female competition that begins next week in Ghana

Zambia have confirmed their final team with 21 women for 2018. The Africa Women's Cup nation will be held in Ghana this month.

Coach Bruce Mwape will lead Shepolopolo to another top-level tournament in Ghana, with three goalkeepers, eight defenders, five midfielders and five strikers.

The list consists of six players who participated in the Namibia 2014 debut campaign (Hellen Mubanga, Hazel Nali, Anita Muelnga, Grace Zulu and Mary Mwakapila).

Also featured is Barbara Banda, who achieved the only goal in the 2014 edition and achieved three goals to make the nation next to Tanzania and Zimbabwe in order to qualify for the showpiece in Ghana.

On Tuesday, Mwape announced that the team, which started preparing for a 3-2 victory over hosts Ghana, will hit the Ivory Coast on Thursday to play some test matches.

They will join the Banda attacker in Abidjan before heading to Cape Coast, where he will face Kenyan, Nigeria and South Africa in Group B. During the tournament,


goalkeepers: Catherine Musonda (Indeni), Hazel Nali (green bivalve), Chiko Nkhoma (red arrows)

defenders: Margaret Belemu, Martha Tembo (Green Buffaloes), Jacqueline Nkole (Indeni), Agness Musase (Green Buffaloes), Vast Phiri (Zesco), Grace Zulu (Indeni), Lushomo Mweemba (Nwazi), Anita Mulenga

midfielders: Mary Mwakapila, Irene Lung, Golden Stars, Hellen N. Chanda, Avell Chitundu (Zesco)

Forward: Hellen Mubanga (Red Arrows), Grace Chanda (Zesco), Lubandji Ochumba Oseke (Nkwazi), Racheal Kundanaji (Indeni), Barbara Banda (EDF Logroño, Spain)

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