Olympics Qualifiers: Zambia out to land blow vs Morocco

Olympics Qualifiers: Zambia out to land blow vs Morocco
Zambian Barbra Banda jubilates after scoring during the FIFA Women's World Cup group C soccer match in Hamilton, New Zealand, 31 July 2023. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

by Thando Mpembe

Thursday Apr 04, 2024. 15:00

Zambia are set to lock horns with Morocco in the Olympic Games Paris 2024 qualification final on Friday.

Kick-off is at 19h00 CAT.

The first-leg encounter is scheduled to take place at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in the third largest city in Zambia, Ndola.

The Copper Queens of Zambia reached this stage of the qualifiers after defeating Ghana 4-3 on aggregate in March 2024.

The Southern African side will be looking to make their second successive appearance in the Olympic Games by overcoming Morocco.

Zambia coach Bruce Mwape will look to USA-based forwards Racheal Kundananji and Barbra Banda who are influential players.

Meanwhile, Morocco booked their spot in this round of the qualifiers after defeating Tunisia 6-2 on aggregate in March 2024.

The Lionesses of Atlas will be hoping to qualify for the Olympic Games for the first time by overcoming a much-fancied Zambian side.

Morocco’s inspirational captain Ghizlane Chebbak and Rosella Ayane of Tottenham Hotspur are some of coach Jorge Vilda’s key players.

Zambia and Morocco have met three times since 2022, and the Copper Queens have the upper hand in this rivalry.

The Copper Queens have won two matches compared to the Lionesses of Atlas’ one victory.


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