Barbara Banda to miss Turkish Cup
Zambia Copper Queens Team coach Bruce Mwape has named his 32-member preliminary squad for the Turkish Women’s Cup to be staged in Alanya this month.
The coach has recalled in-form Hellen Chanda who makes her after last featuring for the senior women’s team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games (played in 2021)..
Zambia will be using this Turkish Cup as part of preparation for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup which kicks off in July.The Senior women’s national team are in Group C alongside Spain, CostaRica and Japan.
Here is the full provisional squad, GOALKEEPERS: Catherine Musonda (INDENI Roses), Eunice Sakala (Nkwazi Queens), Hazel Nali (Fatih Vatan Sport-Turkey), Loveness Tonge (Prison Leopards)
DEFENDERS: Margaret Belemu (Hakkarigucu Spur-Turkey), Martha Tembo (BIIK Kazygurt Shymkent-Kazakhstan), Lushomo Mweemba, Agness Musesa, Esther Siamfuko (all Green Buffaloes), Pauline Zulu, Misozi Musonda (both Elite Ladies), Esther Banda (BUSA), Judith Soko (YASA), Jackline Nkole (INDENI Roses)
MIDFIELDERS:Comfort Selemani (Elite Ladies), Misozi Zulu (Hakkarigucu Spur-Turkey), Ireen Lungu, Hellen Chanda (both BIIK Kazygurt Shymkent-Kazakhstan), Evarine Susan Katongo (ZISD Women), Mary Wilombe, Prisca Chilufya, Susan Banda, Mary Mambwe (All Red Arrows),
STRIKERS:Xiomara Mapepa (Elite Ladies), Jessy Zulu (Green Buffaloes), Ochumba Oseke Lubanji (Red Arrows), Eneless Phiri (Nkwazi Queens), Regina Chanda (ZANACO Ladies), Hellen Mubanga, Rachael Nachula (both Zaragoza CFF-Spain), Grace Chanda, Rachael Kundananji (both Madrid CFF)