By BENEDICT TEMBO
Green Buffaloes Women’s Football Club have demonstrated their desire to continue dominating the local league by acquiring and four new players to bolster their squad and the technical bench.
The Zambia Army club yesterday unveiled the Zimbabwean trio of winger Alice Moyo, defender Catherine Gwangwara and striker Bethel Kondo from Faith Drive Queens Academy in Zimbabwe on an undisclosed fee.
The arrival of the three Zimbabweans ushers a new era for the club as the three become the first ever foreign players to join the Zambia army sponsored outfit.
Unveiled alongside the trio was national team goalkeeper Petronella Ngambo Musole who has joined on a long term basis.
Musole, who has joined Buffaloes from Zesco Girls of Ndola, has described the move to the FAZ Women’s Super Division log leaders as a dream come true.
“I am excited because my dream has become true, I have always wanted to come to this club. I am sure my experience is going to help the team,” Musole said.
Musole is confident of adapting easily in Arakan Barracks because because she knows the players.
Moyo, 21 a left winger will add more numbers to the wide players giving competition to the current wingers. Gwangwara, 18, a centre back has high hopes and is very happy to join the defending COSAFA champions and to be speaking Nyanja.
“I am very happy to be in Zambia and play football for a team that is a COSAFA champion,” she said.
Zambia Army Director General of Sports Danny Tembo urged the new players to quickly settle and help the team to the best of their ability.
“We are not only the Super Division Champions but we are also COSAFA Champions so we need to maintain our status,” Brigadier-General Tembo, who represented Army Commander Sitali Alibuzwi said.
“To you our new players Alice Moyo, Catherine Gwangwara, Bethel Kondo and Ng’ambo Musole I urge you to quickly settle in, cooperate with the rest of the team and produce desired results in the game to the best of your ability. Your acquisition has been because of your talent and performance, we chose you among all other players, so we expect the best from you.”
The three Zimbabwean players and coach Musole are the latest to join the Arakan Barracks based side after Elessy Chilandula joined the club from Luyando Foundation Girls.
The club last month also acquired the services of Ruth Nakazwe and Memory Nakombe from Kapiri United Queens.
The new players will be looking to make their debut next Wednesday when the team travels to North Western Province to face Police Dove Queens.