Bruce Mwape, the head coach of the Zambian women’s national football team expressed satisfaction with his team’s performance despite their 3-2 loss to the Republic of Ireland.
Mwape commended the team’s discipline and regarded the match as a good display against a fellow FIFA Women’s World Cup-bound side.
Mwape acknowledged that the team had made improvements in terms of coordination upfront, but he emphasized the need for further progress, considering the upcoming matches against potentially more tactical teams. He highlighted the team’s consistency and praised their performance until conceding a penalty.
The atmosphere at the game was described as excellent, with a sense of playing at a World Cup level. Mwape expressed his happiness and appreciation for the support of both Irish and Zambian fans, which contributed to the players’ performance.
Looking ahead, Mwape encouraged the fans to continue supporting the team. He expressed confidence in the team’s ability to perform better in future matches.
The match against Ireland saw Amber Barrett come off the bench to score two goals and secure the victory for Ireland. Claire O’Riordan also found the net for Ireland, while Zambia’s goals were scored through a Courteney Brosnan own goal and Rachel Kundananji.
Following their time in Dublin, the team will travel to Germany to continue their international camp. Their next friendly match is scheduled against Switzerland on June 30, followed by a match against Germany on July 7.