Monday, June 24, 2024

Barbara Banda In Shepolopolo 2022 COSAFA Women’s Cup Squad


Shepolopolo Zambia coach Bruce Mwape has announced a 33-member provisional squad for the 2022 COSAFA Women’s Championship to be held in South Africa from August 31-September 11.

Captain Barbara Banda has bounced back in the squad after controversially missing the Africa Cup in Morocco.

19 players from the Africa Cup squad have made it into the provisional squad.

Zambia is in Group B alongside Namibia, Eswatini and Lesotho.

Shepolopolo will kick off the COSAFA campaign against Namibia on 1 September at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium before the penultimate group match against Lesotho on 4 September and will tackle Eswatini two days later.


Eunice Sakala (Nkwazi Queens), Letisha Lungu (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Agness Banda (National Assembly), Mary Nanyinza, Catherine Musonda (both Indeni Roses), Chitete Munsaka (Lusaka Dynamos Women FC)

Vast Phiri (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Esther Banda (BUSA), Esther Siamfuko (Queens Academy), Bertha Imponene (Nkwazi Queens), Agness Musesa, Lushomo Mweemba, Anita Mulenga, Martha Tembo (all Green Buffaloes), Judith Soko (YASA), Pauline Zulu (Lusaka Dynamos Women FC), Margaret Belemu (Shanghai Shengli-China),

Ireen Lungu (Green Buffaloes), Mary Wilombe (Red Arrows), Evarine Susan Katongo (ZISD Women), Natasha Witika (Bayelsa Queens-Nigeria), Avell Chitundu (ZESCO Ndola Girls), Maweta Chilenga (BUSA), Norin Betani (Indeni Roses), Misozi Zulu (Hakkariguku Spor FC -Turkey)

Natasha Nanyangwe (Green Buffaloes), Ochumba Oseke Lubanji (Red Arrows), Elizabeth Mwale (ZISD Women), Eneless Phiri (Police Doves), Jessy Zulu (Pataaki), Noria Sosala (Indeni Roses), Barbara Banda (Shanghai Shengli-China), Lillian Mwaba (Queens Academy)


  1. Has FAZ addressed her exclusion from the women CAF? Is not going to be disappointed again? FAZ leadership are weak and lack courage they can’t face corrupt Mosepe & FIFA.

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