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Women football – Zambia U-17 battles out Botswana

Zambia U-17 women's Shepolopolo football team

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Coach Kangwa Kaluba assembled the Zambia U-17 women’s football national team and are ready today to face off the Tswanas in Gaborone. Zambia match forth against Botswana in the second leg of the Uruguay 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

The first leg saw a thrilling victory for the young Shepolopolo at Nkoloma stadium when Botswana was brought down 5-2. Two weeks later they travel to Gaborone with advantage and raise the hopes for the qualification.

Last Zambia qualified was in Costa Rica in 2014 where Japan emerged the champions. The 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be the 6th edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

The competition is held every two years beginning 2008. 

Full Zambia National Women’s U-17 Team


Jennipher Lubebe (Ever Green), Anna Mukumbuta (YASSA Girls)


Constance Kamusu, Diana Banda and Margaret Phiri from Bauleni United. Thelma Phiri  from Olympic Flying Queens.

Also Simakutu Nyambe from Choma Warriors and Rosemary Nyirongo  of YASSA Girls.


Midfielders come in flavor of Mercy Nthala  from Lusaka Foundation, Thandiwe Ndhlovu of Moba Queens, Mary Mambwe  by Nkwazi Queens.

Bauleni United also contributes in midfield Salome Phiri while Esnart Kangwa  comes from Choma Warriors with  Elina Mwanza. And Limit Mulenga from East Land-Livingstone.


Strikers include Lydia Mubanga  of Bauleni United Sports Academy, the star Christabel Phiri from National Assembly.

Also Ochumba Lubandji  of Nkwazi, Christine Kalange  from Moba Queens and Janet Kazila  from Olympic Queens.

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