Zambia will have no football representation at the All Africa Games after the women’s team joined the men’s side out of the race to reach the September tournament in Maputo.

The women team today lost 3-1 at home against Zimbabwe to bow out 4-1 on aggregate.

The result comes just a month after the womens team was booted out of the 2012 Olympic Games qualifiers by South Africa.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe took a deserved 3-0 lead into halftime thanks to a porous Zambian backline.

Emmaculate Msipa toe-poked a harmless ball through a forest of Zambian legs when it looked easier to clear it in the 5th minute.

Zimbabwe’s impressive striker Rufaro Machingura scored a brace in the 7th and 20th minute harassing Zambia’s defence with her power, pace and size.

Susan Banda converted a 60th minute penalty to score Zambia’s lone goal to make up for her first half missed sitter that came off the upright.

Football joins, basketball and volleyball that will not be representing Zambia at the All-Africa Games.

Next month, all eyes will be on the solid medal prospects of the Zambia’s amateur boxers who will take part in the Zone 6 tournament in Namibia which will act as qualifier for the All Africa Games.

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  1. I am no long surprised whenever our football teams lose because it is the expected result. Conversely, I have gone into shock on a few times that they have unfortunately won.

    Much as we love football and we have invested heavily into it, it has brought us nothing to be proud of in return. In fact other sports have suffered as a result of our ever failing quest to do better in football.

    Ati Chipolopolo when all they fire are blanks, atase !!

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  2. They must have cleaned the FAZ house b4 going out for competitions. Nothing will come out of football unless all problems at football house are resolved.

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  3. It is a long story. Zambia Chipuba Caonaula Mine (ZCCM) started the downward spin. TP Mazembe is doing fine because of a strong financial and adm back up! We now have the Late Muf Wanderers and Nkana limping! No word from Muf Blackpool, Mindola United, Kabwe Utd, Mutondo Stars, etc! Someone must sponsor these teams!

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