By Mercy Chewe
The Zambia Women’s National Rugby Team is celebrating after winning the Rugby Africa Regional 7’s competition staged in Bujumbura, Burundi.
The regional tournament in Burundi was used as the pre-qualifiers for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and World Cup.
On the road to victory, impressive Zambia thumped hosts Burundi 48-0, thrashed neigbours DR Congo 42-0 and lastly butchered Cameroon 43-05 over the weekend.
Zambia has qualified for the final phases of the Rugby Africa Regional Sevens competition which will take place in April in Tunisia.
Coach Magasa carried a 12-player squad to East Africa for the regional games.
Martha Banda (Mufulira), Dorothy Kay Kasonka (Arrows), Margaret Chama (Arrows), Gillian Mwape (Eagles), Lillian Musonda Mukosha (Arrows), Anna Suzi (Mufulira) and Maria Lyamba (Mufulira).
The rest are Margret Kasonka (Arrows), Veronica Lungu (Eagles), Liwena Lushomo (Arrows), Queen Quan Nachinga (Mufulira) and Leah Mbukwa (Mufulira).