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Shepolopolo Hungry For High Profile Friendlies Before Olympics

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Shepolopolo wants international friendly matches as they prepare for next month’s Tokyo Olympic Games.

Previously arranged friendlies against Kenya and Mozambique were cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns.

Captain Barbra Banda and Spain based striker Hellen Mubanga are hoping that the Zambia Women Team can play international friendlies before leaving for Japan on July 7.

‘We have been in camp for so long and we need friendlies so that we are able to see how we are moving as a team,’ striker Banda said.

‘So far we have not had any international friendly games. I think we need friendly games to see where we are going and where we are up to,’ she said.

Mubanga said: ‘We hope to have more friendly games and to prepare more adequately before we leave and everything shall follow.’

Zambia is scheduled to begin the Olympics campaign with a game against the Netherlands on July 21 at Miyagi Stadium.

Coach Bruce Mwape’s side will then face China on July 24 before concluding Group F action with an encounter against Brazil three days later.

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