Grace Chanda Set to Lead Zambia at 2024 Olympics After Battling Illness

Grace Chanda Set to Lead Zambia at 2024 Olympics After Battling Illness


Grace Chanda, a pivotal midfielder for Zambia’s women’s national football team, the Copper Queens, has overcome the heartache of missing the World Cup due to illness. Now healthy, she is set to lead her team at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Since the 2020 Olympic qualifiers, Chanda has been a beacon of excellence for Zambia. Her exceptional performances have made her one of the nation’s most crucial players. Chanda’s efforts were instrumental in Zambia’s victory at the 2020 CAF Olympic Qualification Tournament, earning the team their first-ever Olympic ticket. She finished as the tournament’s top scorer with eight goals, showcasing her talent with a hat-trick in the 5-0 win against Zimbabwe and additional goals in key matches against Botswana and Kenya.

At the 2021 WAFCON qualifiers, Chanda continued her impressive form, contributing to Zambia’s advancement in the competition with significant goals. Her leadership and skill were pivotal as Zambia secured a bronze medal at the 2022 CAF African Women’s Championship (WAFCON), where her crucial goals helped the team achieve a third-place finish and a spot in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Chanda’s resilience and dedication have been a source of inspiration for her team and fans alike. As she returns to the field, the Copper Queens look forward to her leadership and outstanding play at the upcoming Olympics.

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