Mwape satisfied with Zambia’s away win

Edwin  - CEO February 26, 2024
Updated 2024/02/26 at 11:52 AM
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Photo credit: CAFonline
Photo credit: CAFonline

Banda dedicates victory to late Betani


Photo credit: CAFonline


Zambia gave their Paris 2024 Olympic qualification chances a massive boost when they overcame Ghana in Accra with a slim 1-0 victory on Friday, 23 February.


The Copper Queens, who sadly had to do it without their late teammate, Norin Betani, who passed on earlier in the week, showed character and unity in securing the victory amidst the devastating situation of their teammate.


Playing in front of a highly vocal crowd in Accra, the Zambians managed a slender victory ahead of the return leg, where they will be expected to finish off the job against the Black Queens.


After the match, coach Bruce Mwape said it was a challenging game that both sides wanted to win but was glad his side managed to contain their opponents.


“I think the game was tough because both teams fought for one thing, qualifying for the Olympics. Although we created several good goal-scoring chances in the first half, we only managed to get one goal. We aimed to finish the game in the first half. Ghana gave us a tough time, but we managed to contain them until the final whistle,” said a satisfied Mwape.


Meanwhile, Zambia skipper Barba Banda dedicated the victory to Betani, saying she remains a team member.


“She is part of us, and we are still mourning her. We are dedicating this game to her”, said Banda.


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