Zambia Womens National Team have arrived in Rabat for the back-to-back international friendly matches against Morocco.

The Copper Queens arrived at the Muhammad V international airport at 12h30 local time (11h30 Zambian time) via an Egyptian Airways flight.

The team left for Morocco at lunchtime on Monday connecting through Egypt.

Head coach Bruce Mwape has assembled a strong squad for the two matches led by skipper Barbra Banda.

Natasha ‘Little Tasha’ Nanyangwe, Jackline Nkole, and Pauline Zulu have returned to the set up.

Regulars Lushomo Mweemba, Ochumba Oseke Lubanji, Mary Wilombe, Mary Mulenga and Evarine Susan Katongo are part of the squad.

Spain based Rachel Kundananji, Kazakhstan based trio of Martha Tembo, Catherine Musonda and Ireen Lungu are expected to join the team in Morocco directly from their bases.

The back-to-back friendlies against Morocco were set for 22 and 26 September 2023 in Rabat.

Mwape will use the friendlies to prepare for the Olympic qualifiers and 2023 COSAFA Womens Championship that will run from 4 October 15 October in South Africa.

The Copper Queens are in Group B alongside Angola, Mozambique and Comoros at the regional competition.


Catherine Musonda (Tomiris-Turan-Kazakhstan), Eunice Sakala (Nkwazi Queens), Leticia Lungu (ZESCO Ndola Girls)

Pauline Zulu (Elite Ladies), Martha Tembo (BIIK Kazygurt Shymkent-Kazakhstan), Esther Siamfuko, Lushomo Mweemba, Esther Banda (all Green Buffaloes), Mary Mulenga (Red Arrows), Vast Phiri (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Jackline Nkole (Indeni Roses)

Hellen Chanda (Hakkarigucu Spur-Turkey), Ireen Lungu (BIIK Kazygurt Shymkent-Kazakhstan), Evarine Susan Katongo (ZISD Women), Mary Wilombe, Susan Banda (both Red Arrows), Avell Chitundu (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Comfort Selemani (Elite Ladies)

Ochumba Oseke Lubanji (Red Arrows), Hellen Mubanga (Zaragoza CFF-Spain), Rachael Kundananji (Madrid CFF-Spain), Barbra Banda (Shanghai Shengli-China), Natasha Nanyangwe (Green Buffaloes)

By ZamFoot