Barbra Banda and Margaret Belemu made history with Zambia Women’s National team who have qualified for their maiden Women’s Olympic Football Tournament
The Copper Queens sealed their spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after they edged Cameroon with a 2-1 win in a return leg at home yesterday.
Zambians went down 2-3 in the first leg in Yaounde last week. Cameroon captain Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene’s two goals along with Ajara Nchout’s strike and an assist help the Indomitable Lionesses to a come-from-behind victory.
Yesterday in Lusaka, Zambia defeated Cameroon 2-1 with Ajara scoring her side’s only goal and Barbra making a brilliant assist on Zambia’s winning goal. With the result, the two teams were tied at 4-4 on aggregate, but Zambia went through thanks to the away goals rule having scored 2 goals in Cameroon.
Cameroon still have a chance to qualify via intercontinental play-off against Chile on 9 and 15 April to have a possible return to the Olympics after their debut in 2012.
LTA were represented by a number of players on both sides, as Barbra and Margaret completed full matches for Zambia as they faced Ajara Nchout, Gabrielle Aboudi, Geneviève Ngo Mbeleck, and Augustine Ejangue from Cameroon.
Congratulations to Barbra and Margaret on this remarkable achievement!