Copper Queens qualify for Tokyko 2020 Olympics


The Copper Queens of Zambia have qualified for their first ever Olympics Games after they beat Cameroon 2-1 the second leg of the fifth and final round of the African Women’s Olympic qualifiers at a packed Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday. 

Zambia booked their spot [Tokyo 2020 Olympics] on the away goals rule after a 4-4 aggregate draw over two legs. 

The 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championship runners-up suffered a 3-2 defeat in Yaounde at the hands of the Indomitable Lionesses.

Zambia becomes the third Southern African nation to qualify for the Olympic Games after South Africa in 2012, 2016 and Zimbabwe in 2016.

The Copper Queens might have clinched the only direct qualification spot for CAF nations to Tokyo 2020, Cameroon have one last chance to qualify as they will tackle Chile in an intercontinental play-off for one last spot to the Olympics.

Cameroon will host the first leg on 9 April, while Chile will host the second leg on 15 April.

Zambia are also the fifth African nation to qualify for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament after Banyana Banyana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Ghana.

By FARPost Reporter 

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