FAZ has noted that the future of women football in Zambia is promising despite failure by the women national soccer team to excel at the Women AfCON in Ghana.
Association member and Head of Delegation in Ghana Brenda Kunda said that the strides in women football would soar to new heights adding that the team comprised of young an disciplined players with great potential.
In a statement availed to the media yesterday, Kunda also said that there was need to keep the Copper Queens motivated in order for them to stay hungry for the game.
“The results recorded in Ghana are encouraging for a team whose oldest player is 24. Our players are young but managed to give bigger teams with more professional players’ tough competition. Even when it comes to goals, the last time we participated in this tournament we only scored one goal and this time around, we have scored six. That’s something,” said Kunda.
Meanwhile Shepolopolo forward Rachael Kundananji applauded her teammates for showing unity and determination during the continent’s prestigious tournament for women.
“I am happy for my friends that we worked together and stayed united. It was a first time for us but the two or three senior players did not make us feel any less than them. They keep us well and teach all the things we needed to learn in the tournament including showing leadership,” said Kundananji.
South Africa ended Zambia’s campaign to finish in the top three and consequently qualify to World Cup after a one all draw yesterday, Saturday in their last group match. The group comprised South Africa, Equatorial Giinea, Nigeria and Zambia. Nigeria and South Africa qualified to semifinals.