Zambia’s Barbra Banda make Olympics history with two successive hat-tricks tying the Olympics goal record in just 2 games against the Netherlands and China
The 21-year-old striker and team captain notched back-to-back hat tricks in Zambia’s first two group stage matches against the Netherlands (10-3 defeat) and China (4-4 ). She is the first woman in Games history to score two-hat tricks. she now holds the record for most Olympic goals by an African (men and women).
Banda’s second hattrick of the tournament catapulted her to the top of Tokyo’s scoring charts.
Thanks to Banda’s heroic efforts, the team has already broken the record for most Olympic goals by an African team in a single competition.
Zambia will play for a spot in the knockout rounds when they face off against Brazil on Tuesday.