Zambia’s Copper Queens are all set to kickstart the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a cruch tie against the Netherlands this afternoon.
Zambia women’s take take on Netherlands at Miyagi Stadium in a Group F clash. Kick-off time is 13:00 CAT.
Striker Barbara Banda will lead the Zambia team in search for glory.
The Copper Queens are determined to make an impact at the tournament which will run until August 8 with athletes slugging it out in several disciplines.
It is exactly 33 years since a team from Zambia took part in football at the Games.
Zambia XI : Hazel Nali 16, Lushomo Mweemba 3, Esther Siamfuko 4, Margaret Belemu 8, Anita Mulenga 5, Mary Wilombe 6, Hellen Mubanga 9, Grace Chanda 10, Barbara Banda 11, Avell Chitundu 12, Ireen Lungu 14
Netherlands XI : S. van Veenendaal, S. van de Sanden, D. van de Donk, S. van der Gragt, L. Martens, M. van Dongen, J. Groenen, D. Bloodworth, V. Miedema, J. Roord, A. Nouwen