Barbara Banda leads Copper Queens squad for COSAFA preps
Spanish based Copper Queens forward Barbara Banda leads the Zambia Women National team squad summoned by coach Bruce Mwape for a 10-day training camp as part of preparations for the 2019 COSAFA Women Championship slated for Port Elizabeth in South Africa from July 31 to August 11.
Green Buffaloes in-form forward Racheal Nachula has been roped in by Mwape. Others named in the squad are Helen Mubanga, Grace Chanda and Captain Misozi Zulu.
The team will be in camp from June 23 to July 2.
The draw for the 2019 COSAFA Competition will take place on Wednesday, July 3 and will see the 12 teams split into three groups each containing four sides. The top team in each pool will advance to the semifinals along with the best-placed runner-up.
Tricia Mutale (Konkola), Hazel Nali, Maleta Muwindwa (Green Buffaloes), Edith Zulu (Yasa), Dyness Kasuka (Red Arrows)
Lweendo Chisamu, Agness Musesa, Anita Mulenga Martha Tembo (all Green Buffaloes), Margret Belemu (Red Arrows) Arrows, Patricia Lampi (Yasa), Lushomo Mweemba (Nkwazi), Grace Nanyiza (Indeni), Miniver Chitundu (Zesco), Edah Lungu (Evergreen), Jacqueline Nkole (Indeni)
Natasha Witika (Zesco) Rachael Lungu, Hellen Chanda, Mary Mulenga (all Red Arrows), Kasonde Juliet Kasonde (Moba Queens), Naomi Chiwele Naomi, Rhoda Chileshe (both Indeni Roses), Judith Zulu (Green Buffaloes), Mary Mwakapila (Green Buffaloes), Vast Phiri (Zesco)
Ochumba Oseke (Nkwazi), Grace Chanda, Hellen Mubanga, Tukiya Mufishi, Square Maiwase (all Red Arrows), Dorothy Chimfwembe (Chiparamba Breakthrough), Racheal Nachula (Green Buffaloes), Avell Chitundu (Zesco), Misozi Zulu (Indeni Roses), Barbra Banda (EDF Logrono)