FAZONLINE: Zambia Women National Team skipper Misozi Zulu says she is happy to be back from a long injury layoff and help the team challenge for Cosafa honours.
In an interview, Misozi who sustained a knee injury in a 1-0 win over Cameroon at the 2018 Cosafa championship in Port Elizabeth.
The Indeni Roses midfielder said the team had no excuse for not winning the trophy at the 2019 competition to be staged in Port Elizabeth from July 31 to August 11.
“I feel good to be back. I always felt that I will be fine and playing again. I thank God that now I am fit,” she said.
Misozi said that the 2019 competition provided a perfect opportunity for Zambia to lift the trophy.
“The preparations are good and everyone is pushing. I know that we will make it this time around. This time we just want to come first, we do not want excuses, we just want to win,” she said.
The Copper Queens are currently in camp in Lusaka with coach Bruce Mwape drilling them.
Mwape has summoned 36 players with Spain based Barbara Banda named in the squad.
Tricia Mutale (Konkola), Hazel Nali, Maleta Muwindwa (Green Buffaloes), Edith Zulu (Yasa), Dyness Kasuka (Red Arrows)
Lweendo Chisamu, Agness Musesa, Anita Mulenga Martha Tembo (all Green Buffaloes), Margret Belemu (Red Arrows) Arrows, Patricia Lampi (Yasa), Lushomo Mweemba (Nkwazi), Grace Nanyiza (Indeni), Miniver Chitundu (Zesco), Edah Lungu (Evergreen), Jackline Nkole (Indeni)
Natasha Witika (Zesco) Rachael Lungu,Hellen Chanda, Mary Mulenga (all Red Arrows),Kasonde Juliet Kasonde (Moba Queens), Naomi Chiwele Naomi, Rhoda Chileshe (both Indeni Roses), Judith Zulu (Green Buffaloes), Mary Mwakapila (Green Buffaloes), Vast Phiri (Zesco)
Ochumba Oseke (Nkwazi), Grace Chanda, Hellen Mubanga, Tukiya Mufishi, Square Maiwase (all Red Arrows), Dorothy Chimfwembe (Chiparamba Breakthrough), Racheal Nachula (Green Buffaloes), Avell Chitundu (Zesco), Misozi Zulu (Indeni Roses), Barbra Banda (EDF Logrono)