Kanyemba Announces 35-Player Squad for Uganda Clash

Kanyemba Announces 35-Player Squad for Uganda Clash

Zambia’s U17 Women’s National Team coach, Carol Kanyemba, has announced her 35-member provisional squad for the upcoming 2024 U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup third-round, first-leg qualifier against Uganda.

Kanyemba has opted to maintain the core of the squad that secured a 5-1 aggregate victory over neighbors Tanzania in the second round. Additionally, she has introduced a new group of players who are eligible for the qualifiers.

The Copper Princesses are set to host Uganda at Nkoloma Stadium on May 12th, followed by the reverse fixture in Kitende a week later.

The winner over both legs will advance to face either Morocco or Algeria in the fourth and final round, with a spot at the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in the Dominican Republic at stake.

Provisional Squad:


  1. Margaret Phiri (Elite Ladies)
  2. Mwila Chishala Mufunte (Police Dove Queens)
  3. Cynthia Mushili (Trident Queens)
  4. Mary Nyangu (YASA Queens)


  1. Margaret Gondwe (Luyando Foundation Girls)
  2. Natasha Nkaka (Choma Warriors)
  3. Matilda Mukunda (Elite Ladies)
  4. Florence Mukonkomena (Choma Warriors)
  5. Grace Phiri (Play It Forward)
  6. Anna Mulunda (Play It Forward)
  7. Saliya Mwanza (Elite Ladies)
  8. Chabota Mweene (Student Girls FC)
  9. Lungowe Phiri (Pataaki FC)
  10. Chimwemwe Banda (Football Chance Academy)
  11. Eunice Bwalya (YASA Queens)


  1. Zangose Blessing Zulu (Pataaki FC)
  2. Mapalo Blessing Maluba (Marvelous Academy)
  3. Harriet Matipa (YASA Queens)
  4. Bupe Mwewa (Green Eagles)
  5. Taonga Mubanga (YASA Queens)
  6. Mary Mukupa (Red Arrows)
  7. Bertha Banda (FC MUZA Girls)
  8. Sharon Muyuti (YASA Queens)
  9. Judith Phiri (Chikonaty Girls)


  1. Namute Chileshe (Green Buffaloes)
  2. Eunice Mutonyi (Police Dove Queens)
  3. Mercy Chipasula (Kamfinsa Blue Eagles)
  4. Lweendo Hanongo (Driven Queens)
  5. Gift Chilwizhi (Kamfinsa Blue Eagles)
  6. Fridah Mukoma (ZESCO Ndola Girls)
  7. Caroline Nsondo (Choma Warriors)
  8. Ireen Tembo (New Zambeef Chiawa)
  9. Mwaziona Sakala (Chipata Girls FC)
  10. Ruth Muwowo (Amazing Grace)
  11. Theresa Nayam

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