Copper Queens Soar: Zambia Qualifies for WAFCON 2024 with Convincing Victory
In a remarkable display of skill and determination, the Zambia Women’s National Team, popularly known as the Copper Queens, secured their place in the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) with a resounding 6-0 victory over Angola in the final round, second-leg qualifier.
The match unfolded with a spectacular performance from the Copper Queens, leaving no room for doubt about their dominance on the field. The final scoreline stood at Zambia 6-0 Angola, with goals distributed across multiple players, showcasing the team’s collective strength and attacking prowess.
- Racheal Kundananji Shines: Racheal Kundananji set the tone early in the match, scoring a goal in the 5th minute and later sealing the victory with another goal in the 87th minute. Her contributions were instrumental in the team’s success.
- Barbra Banda’s Impact: Team captain Barbra Banda, a prominent figure in Zambian women’s football, added to the tally with a goal in the 14th minute. Banda’s leadership and goal-scoring ability were pivotal throughout the qualifier.
- Susan Banda, Avell Chitundu, and Esther Banda Contribute: The comprehensive victory saw contributions from various players, including Susan Banda (46′), Avell Chitundu (71′), and Esther Banda (76′), highlighting the team’s depth and versatility.
With this emphatic win, Zambia secured a dominant aggregate score of 12-0 over the two legs, underscoring their superiority in the qualification process. The Copper Queens’ journey to the 2024 WAFCON is marked not just by qualification but by a statement of intent as they aim for success in the continental competition.
As Zambia prepares for the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, the team will carry the momentum and confidence gained from this qualifier into the tournament. The Copper Queens, guided by their coach and supported by enthusiastic fans, will undoubtedly aim to make a significant impact on the continental stage.
Zambian football enthusiasts and supporters of women’s football alike eagerly anticipate the Copper Queens’ participation in WAFCON 2024, where they will showcase their talent and compete against Africa’s best on the grand stage.