Shepolopolo Handed Tough Olympic Draw


Shepolopolo will be in interesting company in Tokyo this July following the completion of the 2020 Olympic Games Women’s Football Tournament draws today at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

Bruce Mwape’s side will face three ex-FIFA Women’s World Cup silver medal winners in Group F who include 2019 runners-up and defending European champions The Netherlands.

The other two Group F opponents are China, who were runners-up in 1999, and Brazil who were silver medalists in 2007.

Meanwhile, Brazil and China are the only Group F sides make the Olympic podium.

Brazil has two silvers from the 2004 Games in Greece and 2008 in China.

China won silver at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

The Tokyo Olympics Women’s Football Tournament will run from July 21 to August 6.


  1. and why were people throwing mud at FAZ when we failed to qualify to AFCON? last time zambia footballers were at olympics was 1986.

  2. Yeah, we have been sketched with the most competitive teams, Yeah, we will face them it is just a matter of believing in ourselves. We should not focus on the team we are up against with what they have achieved, “but we should just be us” prepare for the battle who knows, we might even progress to the next phase. Positivity is all we need and support. come on you chipolopolo “the bullets” make us proud, already we are proud of you to qualify for this prestigious competition. bless !!!!!! I will even sing you a blessing song “Ba Zambia iyee, Ba Zambia chipolopolo !!!

  3. It is wrong to state that Zambia has been handed tough opponents in group F, Those glories where achieved years back . We should encourage our young ladies to go into the tournament with a positive mind set and only think of victory. Nothing is impossible with determination. This team will participate to conquer.

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