The Zambia Women’s National Team will this evening square off with the Atlas Lionesses of Morocco in the second of their two series friendly match.
The 2022 WAFCON bronze medalists will be looking to complete a double over the North African side.
The Copper Queens beat the hosts 2-0 in the first match at Pere Jego stadium in Casablanca on Friday thanks to a brace by skipper Barbra Banda.
Coach Bruce Mwape has already hinted on changes to his side for today’s game to give chances to more players.
Leticia Lungu put in an impressive shift on Friday between the sticks keeping a clean sheet but could be rested for Catherine Musonda or Eunice Sakala to also get some time on the field of play.
In defence Mary Mulenga, Martha Tembo, Esther Banda and Lushomo Mweemba made up the back four but they could be reshuffled with Vast Phiri, Pauline Zulu, Esther Siamfuko and Jackline Nkole all looking to start today.
The enterprising Evarine Susan Katongo partnered Susan ‘Sashi’ Banda in midfield last Friday.
The duo faces stiff competition from Mary Wilombe and the female Computer Ireen Lungu who are also looking to start today.
Upfront Barbra Banda led the attack alongside Avell Chitundu, Hellen Mubanga and Rachel Kundananji.
Ochumba Oseke Lubanji, Comfort Selemani, Hellen Chanda and Natasha Nanyangwe provide an alternative option for Bruce Mwape in the forwards areas.
The second international friendly against Morocco is set for Moulay Hassan Stadium in Rabat this evening at 20h00CAT.
Matches against Morocco are being used to prepare the team for the 2023 COSAFA Womens Championship, the 2024 Paris 2024 Olympic Qualifiers and the TotalEnergies CAF Womens Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2024 qualifiers.