Barbra Banda digests draw against China

 Barbra Banda digests draw against China

Mercy Chewe

Zambia Women National Team captain Barbra Banda has saluted her squad after forcing a 4-4 draw against China at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics in Japan.

Banda’s team erased their 10-3 Olympic debut defeat at the hands of Holland when drawing with the Chinese in Saturday’s second Group F match in Tokyo.

Banda told reporters after the match that Zambia has improved after starting the Olympics with a huge loss.

“Most of the girls this is their first time having a big competition. I think they have gained the morale and are able to play. I like the team spirit we have,” she said.

 “I think there is a lot of improvement in the team – looking at the previous game we had. I think what we wanted most is to win,” Banda said.

Zambia’s next and final Group F match is against Brazil this Tuesday in Saitama.

“We still have hope and we have a strong feeling that we can do something again in the next match. I think in the next game we want the three points. That is our aim,” Banda said.

Zambia have one point – three points behind second placed Brazil and leaders Holland who drew 3-3 to move to four points after Saturday’s second Group F games.

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