Shepolopolo faces lioness in Cosafa tie

By Staff Reporter

The Zambia Women National Football Team takes to the pitch this afternoon (Saturday) in their second group match against Cameroon at the Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

Coach Beauty Mwamba’s Cosafa team will be hoping to build on their 2-0 win over Lesotho on match day one but Cameroon may present a tougher test.

Zambia will be fancying their chances against Cameroon given the calibre of players that they have that have qualified for the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations.

Goal machine Barbara Banda, who has more than proven herself in the game and skipper Misozi Zulu will be leading from the front while the steady pair of hands that Hazel Nali provides in goal will be crucial in keeping the team’s dreams alive.

The backline will be anchored on the solidity of Anita Mulenga, Jacqueline Nkole while Margaret Belemu and Martha Tembo will complete the set up as right and left back respectively.

In midfield Rhodah Chileshe and Hellen Chanda will be called upon to coordinate and hold things down with Rachael ‘Victor Moses’ Nachula complementing the attack.

The Zambian backline should be wary of the threat posed by Mpeh Bissong who scored a hat-trick in the 8-1 mauling of Mozambique and also Raissa Mbappe who accounted for a brace.

The match kicksoff at 15:30 hours and is being beamed live by Kwese TV.