Barbra Banda in Shepolopolo COSAFA Squad

 Barbra Banda in Shepolopolo COSAFA Squad

By Mercy Chewe
Zambia Women Team coach Bruce Mwape has unveiled a 33-member provisional squad for the 2022 COSAFA Women’s Championship to be held in South Africa.

Captain Barbara Banda has bounced back in the squad after controversially missing the Africa Cup in Morocco.

Mwape has summoned nineteen 2022 Africa Cup stars for the COSAFA Cup to be staged from August 31-September 11.

Zambia will face Namibia, Eswatini and Lesotho in Group B.

Shepolopolo will kick off the COSAFA campaign against Namibia on 1 September at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The match against Lesotho is on 4 September and Zambia will tackle Eswatini two days later.

FULL-SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS:

Eunice Sakala (Nkwazi Queens), Letisha Lungu (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Agness Banda (National Assembly), Mary Nanyinza, Catherine Musonda (both Indeni Roses), Chitete Munsaka (Lusaka Dynamos Women FC)

DEFENDERS:

Vast Phiri (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Esther Banda (BUSA), Esther Siamfuko (Queens Academy), Bertha Imponene (Nkwazi Queens), Agness Musesa, Lushomo Mweemba, Anita Mulenga, Martha Tembo (all Green Buffaloes), Judith Soko (YASA), Pauline Zulu (Lusaka Dynamos Women FC), Margaret Belemu (Shanghai Shengli-China),

MIDFIELDERS:

Ireen Lungu (Green Buffaloes), Mary Wilombe (Red Arrows), Evarine Susan Katongo (ZISD Women), Natasha Witika (Bayelsa Queens-Nigeria), Avell Chitundu (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Maweta Chilenga (BUSA), Norin Betani (Indeni Roses), Misozi Zulu (Hakkariguku Spor FC -Turkey)

STRIKERS:

Natasha Nanyangwe (Green Buffaloes), Ochumba Oseke Lubanji (Red Arrows), Elizabeth Mwale (ZISD Women), Eneless Phiri (Police Doves), Jessy Zulu (Pataaki), Noria Sosala (Indeni Roses), Barbara Banda (Shanghai Shengli-China), Lillian Mwaba (Queens Academy)

Barbra Banda in Shepolopolo COSAFA Squad

Alice Nachilembe

https://tiozambia.com

Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.