By Mercy Chewe
Zambia Women National Team star Grace Chanda will miss the COSAFA Women’s Championship due to club commitment in Europe.
Chanda and keeper Hazel Nali are not part of the final 23-member squad coach Bruce Mwape has named for the COSAFA Women’s Championship that runs from August 31-11 September in South Africa.
FAZ has confirmed that the two players will miss the COSAFA Cup because of club engagements in Turkey and Kazakhstan respectively.
Meanwhile, Shepolopolo Zambia captain and striker Barbara Banda has been named in the final squad for the COSAFA Women’s Championship.
Banda missed the Africa Cup in Morocco over the alleged failure to meet CAF guidelines.
Shepolopolo will kick off the COSAFA Cup 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.