Mwape names final squad for Tokyo Olympics


Zambia national women’s coach Bruce Mwape has named his final 22 member squad to travel to Japan for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Copper Queens have been drawn in Group F with China, Brazil, and the Netherlands, and will start their campaign on 21 July against the Netherlands.

Zambia will be the only team representing Africa at the tournament where the top two teams and third best-placed teams qualify to the knock-out stage.


Goalkeepers: Hazel Nali (Hapoel Be’er Sheva), N’gambo Musole (ZESCO girls), and Catherine Musonda (Indeni Rose).

Defenders: Margaret Belemu (Red Arrows), Esther Siamfuko (Queens Academy), Agness Musesa, Anita Mulenga, Martha Tembo, Lushomo Mweemba (all Green Buffaloes), Vast Phiri (ZESCO Girls), and Fikile Khosa (Red Arrows).

Midfielders: Mary Wilombe (Red Arrows), Ireen Lungu (Green Buffaloes), Esther Namukwasa (Indeni Roses), Susan Katongo (ZISD Queens), Avell Chitundu (Zesco Girls), Hellen Chanda (Red Arrows).

Strikers: Barbara Banda (Shanghai Shengli – China), Grace Chanda (Red Arrows), Hellen Mubanga (CFF Zaragoza – Spain), Rachael Kundananji (BIIK Kazygurt – Kazakhstan), and Ochumba Oseke (Red Arrows).

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By FARPost Reporter