The Zambia Womens National Team striker Grace Chanda has started light training at her club, Madrid CFF two months after illness knocked her out of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup


Chanda left for Spain last week and has since started light training as she is being eased in ahead of being integrated with the main group. 

She is expected to join the full squad sessions next week as she works her way to full fitness. 

The former ZESCO Ndola Girls and Red Arrows forward missed Madrid CFF’s 2-0 loss to FC Barcelona on Saturday. 

Chanda was ruled out of the World Cup following an illness, Team Doctor Faith Chibeza confirmed the unfortunate news 24 hours before the kick off of the global showpiece. 

Elite Ladies winger Comfort Selemani who was on standby replaced the Spain based striker in the squad. 

Grace Chanda was the top scorer in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers for Africa with eight goals helping Zambia qualify to their maiden tournament. 

Chanda Captained Zambia and helped the Copper Queens clinch bronze at the 2022 Womens Africa Cup in Morocco with three goals to her name which subsequently booked their place at the World Cup.  

By ZamFoot