Women football draws fair, says Mwape

By Staff Reporter


Zambia national women’s football team coach Bruce Mwape has described the draw for this year’s Africa Women’s Championship (AWCON) as fair.

Mwape disclosed that the imperious Misozi Zulu would not be part of the travelling party to Ghana as she was still recovering from injury.

Speaking after the Monday session at Edwin Imboela Stadium, Mwape said his team was ready for any opponent at the tournament.

“Looking at the opponents in our group, I think I can say it is a fair draw, although we are playing the defending champions but all the same we are ready for any team,’’ he said. ‘’Even if we were put in the other group it would have meant the same thing. Meaning that we would have had to meet each and every team if we have to go up to the final stage or reach the final.”  

Whilst lamenting the absence of inspirational skipper Zulu, the coach had set his mind on possible replacements.

“We have already looked for a replacement, we just have to assess the players that we have called,” said Mwape.
Zambia has been placed in Group B alongside defending champions Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.

The tournament takes place from November 17 to December 1.

Top three teams will also qualify for the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France.