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Copper Queens hold first training session in Tokyo

Copper Queens hold first training session in Tokyo

The Copper Queens have held their first training session in Miyagi, Japan ahead of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 Group F opener against Netherlands on 21 July.

The Olympic debutants were hard at work at the Izumi Soccer Field – West with head coach Bruce Mwape taking charge of the session which kicked off at 19:30hours local time.

After Netherlands, the Copper Queens have a fixture against China on 24 July before facing Brazil in their final group F fixture three days later.

Skipper Barbara Banda is expected to lead the campaign for the Copper Queens together with Grace Chanda who was the top scorer with 8 goals during the African Olympic qualifiers.

The tournament will kick-off two days before the official opening of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and matches will be spread out throughout the Olympics until 6 August, 2021.

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