News Zambia women’s team coach names five ‘pros’ in AWCON squad

Zambia coach Bruce Mwape has named five foreign land-based players in the final 23-member squad for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Morocco next month.

China-based striker Barbara Banda is headlining the squad comprising clubmate Margaret Belemu, Grace Chanda (Kazakhstan) and Turkey-based Hazel Nali and Misozi Zulu.

Zambia’s Copper Queens will face Cameroon, Tunisia and Togo in Group B of tournament scheduled to run from July 2 to 23 2022.

The team is expected to leave for Morocco next week for an international camp where a number of friendlies have been lined-up, according to Zambia FA



Hazel Nali (Fatih Vatan Spor-Turkey), Leticia Lungu (Zesco Ndola Girls), Catherine Musonda (Indeni Roses)

Esther Banda (BUSA), Esther Siamfuko (Queens Academy), Margaret Belemu (Shanghai Shengli-China), Martha Tembo, Lushomo Mweemba, Agness Musesa, Anita Mulenga (all Green Buffaloes), Judith Soko (YASA Girls)


Misozi Zulu (Hakkariguku Spor FC -Turkey), Ireen Lungu (Green Buffaloes), Mary Wilombe (Red Arrows), Evarine Susan Katongo (ZISD Women), Avell Chitundu (Zesco Ndola Girls), Maweta Chilenga (BUSA)

Barbara Banda (Shanghai Shengli), Xiomara Mapepa (Lusaka Dynamos Ladies), Grace Chanda (BIIK Kazygurt-Kazakhstan), Ochumba Oseke Lubanji (Red Arrows), Noria Sosala (Indeni Roses), Natasha Nanyangwe (Green Buffaloes)

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