The Copers Queens are drawn in Group F with the Netherlands, Brazil and China and will play their opener on July 21.
Israel-based goalkeeper Hazel Nelly is one of four foreign players named in the 22-member squad for Zambia ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
On Friday, coach Bruce Miope named Haley, who has Barbara Banda (Shanghai Shangli-China), Helen Mbanga (CFF Zaragoza-Spain), and Rachel Kundanji in the squad along with Hapoel Beer Shiva. ۔ Before the tournament in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8
Zesco Girls’ Najmbo Masool and her Indian fasting counterpart Katherine Masunda have also made the cut after impressing in the local league.
Miope also maintained confidence in several members of the Olympic qualifying team, including captain Barbara Banda, Margaret Belmo, Martha Tembo, Lishumo Mwenba, Anita Malanga, Irene Lango, Helen Mobaga, and Grace Chanda.
On Thursday, Copper Queens lost 2-0 to the newly promoted Lusaka Province FAZ Division One organization Chelinga Stars in a practice match at Edwin Imboela Stadium.
After canceling most of the team’s planned friends due to the epidemic, the technical bench is examining the team against some male opposition in preparation for Tokyo action.
The Queens have so far played an international friendship with Chile, which they beat 2-1 and South Africa 3-1, and two high-profile matches, including a game against Great Britain, in Stoke City on July 1. The stadium was scheduled, did not take place.
In Tokyo, the Copper Queens have been drawn in Group F with China, Brazil, and the Netherlands, and will begin their campaign against the Netherlands on July 21.
Zambia will be the only team to represent Africa in the tournament, with the first two teams and the third-best team qualifying for the knockout stage.
Goalkeepers; Hazel Nali (Hapool Beer Shiva), Ngambo Mussol (Zedko’s Girls), and Katherine Masunda (Indian Rose).
BodyguardMargaret Belmo (Red Arrow), Esther Symphoco (Queen’s Academy), Agnes Moisesa, Anita Malinga, Martha Tambo, Lishumo Mwenba (All Green Buffalo), West Ferry (Zedesco Girls), and Fakil Khosa (Red Arrow).
Midfielders: Mary Wolombi (Red Arrow), Irene Lango (Green Buffalo), Easter Namokosa (Indian Rose), Susan Katungo (Z Ice Queens), Evel Chattendo (Zesco Girls), Helen Chanda (Red Arrow).
StrikersBarbara Banda (Shanghai Shangli-China), Grace Chanda (red arrow), Helen Mbanga (CFF Zaragoza – Spain), Rachel Kundananji (BII Kazigurt – Kazakhstan), and Achomba Osek (red arrow).