FAZ president Andrew Kamanga and his executive have paid tribute to the Zambia Senior Women National Team and their Under-20 counterparts for reaping silver medals at the just ended Cosafa Women championships in South Africa that ran simultaneously.
Kamanga says the Copper Queens reached a milestone by reaching the final of the Cosafa Cup for the first time while the U20 reached the final at the inaugural tournament.
“As an executive, we are very proud of the achievement of our girls. The U20 made it to the final in their first attempt. Our Senior Women have been making strides in the last few years and now look ready to get to the next stage,” Kamanga says.
“Some of the efforts being made by our women have been shown in the few that have been signed up by European clubs. We have no doubt more will follow in their footsteps.”
Kamanga says the teams have more engagements ahead with Olympic Qualification one of the priority areas.
He says FAZ will direct more efforts toward finding sponsorship for women football.
The Copper Queens lost 1-0 to South Africa in the final of the 2019 Cosafa Women Championship while the U20 girls went down 2-1 to Guest Team Tanzania.
Attention for the U20 will now shift to the All Africa Games in Morocco.
Two-time winners Nigeria will face South Africa, Cameroon and Zambia in Group B at this year’s All African Games women’s football tournament in Morocco which starts on August 18.