COPPER QUEENS DEPARTURE DELAYED DUE TO VISA
Following a visa glitch, the Zambia Women National Team itinerary to Colombia for the FIFA international friendly matches has been adjusted with the team set to leave today.
The team was initially scheduled to leave on Wednesday night aboard Qatar Airlines but stringent transitory visa arrangements in the United States of America where the team was set to connect from have forced the adjustment of their itinerary.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala says the team will now leave today (Thursday) after securing an alternative route for the contingent.
Zambia plays Colombia on November 12 and 15 in Cali in FIFA A grade international friendly matches.
Meanwhile Kashala says Green Buffaloes defender Martha Tembo who has lost her mother will be excused from the Colombia assignment.
Tembo who was on duty with Green Buffaloes Women Football Club in Morocco for the CAF Champions League lost her mother in Lusaka.
“FAZ sends it condolences to the Tembo family in this hour of an agonizing loss. The player will be excused from the Colombia assignment to allow her to mourn her mother,” Kashala says.
The Colombia assignment is part of preparations for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be hosted by Australia/New Zealand.