Buffaloes have traveled from Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport to South Africa’s Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium for a match against Double Action Ladies on August 30. In just two days, they’ll be going head-to-head with Malawian champions Ntopwa FC. And to wrap up their Group A journey,on September 4, 2023, they’ll take on Lesotho Defence Force.
The Zambian champions have taken significant steps to strengthen their squad by securing the services of talented players. One of their notable acquisitions is the loan signing of winger Xiomara Mapepa and midfielder Comfort Selemani, both of whom have been brought in from Elite Ladies FC.
Esther Banda, who previously played for Bauleni United Sports Academy (BUSA), has joined the squad, adding depth and versatility to the midfield. The inclusion of goalkeeper Eunice Sakala and striker Eneless Phiri from Nkwazi FC will bolster both defensive and offensive aspects of the game.
Teams in this year’s tournament will compete in a round-robin format. The top two from each group will go to the semi-finals, where Group A’s winner faces Group B’s runner-up and vice versa. Only the winner of this year’s qualifier moves on to the continental competition from November 5-19.