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Mwape Stays Positive Despite Zambia’s Loss To Slovenia


Zambia lost 1-0 to Slovenia on Saturday night in their penultimate game at the 2023 Turkish Women’s Cup in Antalya.

Bruce Mwape fielded his strongest team led by striker and captain Barbara Banda.

Slovenia took the lead in the 18th minute through Zver Mateja who fired in a long-range shot that beat Zambia goalkeeper Hazel Nali.

Banda then saw her 41st minute free kick going wide while striker Ochumba Oseke, who replaced Grace Chanda in the 66th minute, almost equalized in the 88th minute.,

“The game was just OK we were able to possess the ball and dominated the first and second half it is just on the finishing that we didn’t do well,” Mwape said.

Zambia, who beat North Macedonia 1-0 in their first game at the round–robin tournament on February 15, plays their final game on February 21 against Uzbekistan.

“We will try and make some changes so that we Might have a positive result, especially up front,” Mwape said.

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