Shepolopolo coach Albert Kachinga has named a 28-member provisional squad for next month’s 2016 African Women Championship qualifiers against Namibia.
Kachinga’s Senior Zambia Women National Team hosts Namibia on March 6 in the first leg match of the first qualifying round for the tournament to be hosted by Cameroon between October and November this year.
Kachinga has recalled experienced striker Noria “Mbesuma” Sosala of Indeni alonside captain Kabange Mupopo of Green Buffaloes and National Assembly forward Misozi Zulu.
The team regroup in Lusaka this week.
And Kachinga believes hard work,seriousness and dedication to duty will be key as Zambia seek to make only their second appearance at the African Women Championship.
“I must remind all of you (players) that hard work and serious dedication to duty is the only secret to success. The Zambian people expect us to do well and as such we shall expect your maximum attention during this time of preparations. Added to all these things I am saying, you must be disciplined at all times” he said.
Overall winners between Zambia and Namibia will face either Tanzania or Zimbabwe in the second round.
Hazel Nali (Nchanga Rangers),Chiko Nkhoma (Red Arrows),Catherine Musonda (Zesco),Wendy Kunda(Moba),Margret Belemu ( Arrows), Anita Mulenga (Buffaloes),Annie Kibanji (Buffaloes), Lweendo Chisamu (Chibolya), Martha Tembo (Chibolya), Emeldah Musonda (Arrows),Nyais Moga (Moba), Jane Chalwe (Zesco),Grace Zulu (Indeni), Milika Limwanya (Breakthrough), Esther Mukwasa (Moba),Mary Wilombe (Arrows),Ireen Lungu (Buffaloes), Barbara Banda (BUSA)Kabange Mupopo (Buffaloes), Rhoda Chileshe (Zesco), Penelope Mulubwa (Zesco), Mary Mwakapila (BUSA), Agness Musesa (Buffaloes), Grace Chanda (Zesco), Hellen Mubanga (BUSA), Esther Mushota (Moba), Noria Sosala (Indeni), Misozi Zulu (Assembly).