Zambia Women National team reveals squad for Paris Olympics 

Zambia's Women's National Team coach, Bruce Mwape, has announced his provisional squad ahead of the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics Women's Football Tournament qualifier against Ghana. The announcement was made by the team coach, Bruce Mwape, on Wednesday.

Zambia: Zambia’s Women’s National Team coach, Bruce Mwape, has announced his provisional squad ahead of the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics Women’s Football Tournament qualifier against Ghana. The announcement was made by the team coach, Bruce Mwape, on Wednesday.

Mwape has retained most of the players who completed the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) qualification task against Angola and added the FAZ Women’s Super League duo of defender Tabo Miselo and striker Florence Banda, who have stood out for the parliamentarians.

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Green Buffaloes striker Kabange Mupopo also returns to the Copper Queens squad for the first time in eight years, as does Elite Ladies midfielder Comfort Selemani, who missed the WAFCON qualifier matches against Angola in December.

Red Arrows captain Susan Banda will miss the Ghana matches due to an injury sustained in the FAZ Women’s Super League match against Police Dove Queens FC on 27 January 2024.

The first leg match against the Black Queens of Ghana will be played at the Baba Yara Sports stadium in Kumasi on Friday 23 February and will be followed by the reverse fixture five days later. 

Coach Mwape also shared the list of players and their respective duties. The list is attached below:

GOALKEEPERS

Catherine Musonda (Hapoel Raanana Women FC-Israel), Leticia Lungu (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Ngambo Musole (Green Buffaloes), Loveness Tonge (Green Eagles)

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DEFENDERS

Natasha Kapombo (INDENI Roses), Tabo Miselo (National Assembly), Martha Tembo (BIIK Kazygurt Shymkent-Kazakhstan), Lushomo Mweemba, Martha Katila Banda, Esther Banda, Esther Siamfuko (all Green Buffaloes), Pauline Zulu (Elite Ladies), Judith Soko (YASA)

MIDFIELDERS

Misozi Zulu, Hellen Chanda (both Hakkarigucu Spur-Turkey), Ireen Lungu (BIIK Kazygurt Shymkent-Kazakhstan), Comfort Selemani (Elite Ladies), Evarine Susan Katongo (Green Buffaloes), Salome Phiri (Green Buffaloes), Marjory Mulenga, Avell Chitundu (both ZESCO Ndola Girls)

STRIKERS

Rachael Kundananji (Madrid CFF-Spain), Barbra Banda (Shanghai Shengli-China), Rachael Nachula (Hapoel Jerusalem-Israel), Fridah Kabwe (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Namasiku Lungowe (ZISD Women), Kabange Mupopo (Green Buffaloes), Eneless Phiri (Nkwazi Queens), Norin Betani (INDENI Roses), Florence Banda (National Assembly)