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FLIGHT PARIS 2024: MWAPE NAMES 34 QUEENS FOR MOROCCO CLASH

ZAMBIA Women’s National Team Coach, Bruce Mwape, has named a provisional 34-member squad for next month’s back-to-back 2024 Paris 2024 Olympics qualifier matches against the Atlas Lionesses of Morocco.

The Football Association of Zambia-FAZ, report that the squad includes Madrid CFF attacker, Grace Chanda, who has returned to training with her club after nine months out with illness.

Meanwhile, other additions to the team that played Ghana in the previous round include Indeni Roses’ Rhoda Chileshe, as well as ZESCO Ndola Girls striker, Charity Mubanga, with her teammate Vast Phiri.

New call-ups include ZANACO Ladies defender, Bernadette Mubanga and under-17 midfielder, Mapalo Maluba.

Israel-based goalkeeper, Catherine Musonda and Turkey based midfielder, Hellen Chanda miss out due to injury.

The Copper Queens will host the Atlas Lionesses at 19h00 on Friday, 5 April 2024 before travelling for the away match on 9 April.

The overall winner over two legs will book one of the two available spots for African nations at the Olympics.

The other slot will come from the Nigeria versus South Africa clash to complete Africa’s two representatives at the global event.

The team will start the camp on Sunday, 24 March 2024 after the FAZ Women’s Super League weekend fixtures.