Midfield ace Natasha Nanyangwe has joined the Copper Queens camp in preparation for the 2021 COSAFA Women’s Championship.
Nanyangwe was left out of the initial 28 member squad but she has since been roped in. The Green Eagles playmaker scored 24 goals and set up another 16 for the Zambia National Service sponsored side in the Lusaka Provincial League.
The team entered camp on Thursday afternoon and held two training sessions today with 15 players having reported in camp and more expected to arrive today.
The Copper Queens will compete with Eswatini, Namibia, and Uganda in Group C of the championship which will be played in Nelson Mandela Bay from September 28-October 9.
Their first match will be against Eswatini on 30 September before facing Namibia three days later. Africa’s sole representatives at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will wrap up their Group C campaign with a fixture against guests Uganda on 5 October.
N’gambo Musole (Zesco Ndola Girls), Catherine Musonda (Indeni Roses), Eunice Sakala (Nkwazi Queens), Agness Banda (National Assembly)
Lushomo Mweemba, Agness Musesa (Green Buffaloes), Vast Phiri (Zesco Ndola Girls), Emelda Musonda (Red Arrows), Jackline Nkole (Indeni Roses), Rhoda Nakanyika, Patricia Lampi (YASA Girls), Mapalo Kapindula (Mapani Queens), Margret Mulenga (Lusaka Dynamos)
Avell Chitundu, Penelope Mulubwa (Zesco Ndola Girls), Esther Namukwasa (Indeni Roses), Mary Mulenga (Red Arrows), Elizabeth Mupeso (Lusaka Dynamos), Tryness Changwe (Green Eagles), Thandiwe Nkhata, Dyness Mupaka (Lusaka Dynamos), Rosemary Cheelo, Natasha Nanyangwe (Both Green Eagles), Azed Phiri (Nkwazi Queens),
Grace Chanda, Ochumba Oseke Lubanji (Red Arrows), Happy Pinto (Zesco Ndola Girls), Edith Chimwasu (Police Doves), Quincy Malakani (Green Buffaloes)