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Bruce Mwape Names Final Squad To Play In Morocco AWCON22

Zambia Women’s National Team coach Bruce Mwape has named his final 23-member squad for next month’s 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Morocco.

China-based striker Barbara Banda, who plays for Shanghai Shengli leads a list of foreign based players summoned for the tournament alongside clubmate Margaret Belemu, Grace Chanda (Kazakhstan) and the Turkey-based duo of Hazel Nali and Misozi Zulu.

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The Copper Queens will face Cameroon, Tunisia and Togo in Group B at the tournament beginning on July 2-23.

The team is expected to leave for Morocco next week for an international camp where a number of friendlies have been lined-up.

FULL SQUAD:

GOALKEEPERS

Hazel Nali (Fatih Vatan Spor-Turkey), Leticia Lungu (Zesco Ndola Girls), Catherine Musonda (Indeni Roses)

DEFENDERS

Esther Banda (BUSA), Esther Siamfuko (Queens Academy), Margaret Belemu (Shanghai Shengli-China), Martha Tembo, Lushomo Mweemba, Agness Musesa, Anita Mulenga (all Green Buffaloes), Judith Soko (YASA Girls)

MIDFIELDERS

Misozi Zulu (Hakkariguku Spor FC -Turkey), Ireen Lungu (Green Buffaloes), Mary Wilombe (Red Arrows), Evarine Susan Katongo (ZISD Women), Avell Chitundu (Zesco Ndola Girls), Maweta Chilenga (BUSA)

STRIKERS

Barbara Banda (Shanghai Shengli), Xiomara Mapepa (Lusaka Dynamos Ladies), Grace Chanda (BIIK Kazygurt-Kazakhstan), Ochumba Oseke Lubanji (Red Arrows), Noria Sosala (Indeni Roses), Natasha Nanyangwe (Green Buffaloes)

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