Copper Princesses Coach Reduces Squad Size

Copper Princesses Coach Reduces Squad Size

Zambia’s U17 Women’s national team coach, Carol Kanyemba, has made the final selection for the squad, reducing the number of players from 35 to 25. The team, known as the Copper Princesses, is gearing up for the FIFA 2024 U17 World Cup in the Dominican Republic, where they will face Uganda in a two-legged tie.

The first leg of the match will be held on 12th May at Lusaka’s Nkoloma Stadium, with Zambia hosting Uganda. Five days later, the East African team will host Zambia at Kitende’s St. Mary’s Stadium.

The winner between Morocco and Algeria will then face either Zambia or Uganda. In the previous round, Zambia eliminated Tanzania.

Here is the final 25-player squad:


  • Margaret Phiri (Elite Ladies)
  • Mwila Chishala Mufunte (Police Dove Queens)
  • Cynthia Mushili (Trident Queens)


  • Margaret Gondwe (Luyando Foundation Girls)
  • Natasha Nkaka (Choma Warriors)
  • Anna Mulanda (Play It Forward)
  • Chabota Mweene (Zed Pro Sports Foundation)
  • Lungowe Phiri (Pataaki Fc)
  • Chimwemwe Banda (Football Chance Academy)
  • Eunice Bwalya (YASA Queens)


  • Zangose Blessing Zulu (Pataaki Fc)
  • Mapalo Blessing Maluba (Marvelous Academy)
  • Harriet Matipa (YASA Queens)
  • Saliya Mwanza (Elite Ladies)
  • Taonga Mubanga (YASA Queens)
  • Mary Mukupa (Red Arrows)
  • Sharon Muyuti (YASA Queens)


  • Namute Chileshe (Green Buffaloes)
  • Eunice Mutonyi (Police Dove Queens)
  • Mercy Chipasula (Kamfinsa Blue Eagles)
  • Lweendo Hanongo (Driven Queens)
  • Gift Chilwizhi (Kamfinsa Blue Eagles)
  • Fridah Mukoma (ZESCO Ndola Girls)
  • Ruth Muwowo (Amazing Grace)
  • Theresa Nayame (Merced Queens

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