Zambia first nation to arrive in Morocco

Zambia have become the first women’s national team to arrive in Morocco for the TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations 2022 finals, set to kick off on 2 July 2022.

The Zambian delegation touched down at the Sale International Airport of Rabat and upon arrival, players, technical staff and FA executive underwent Covid-19 tests before moving to their hotel.

Coach Bruce Mwape and his team rounded off with a walk and continue their preparations for the showpiece with their first training session at the Moulay Rachid Sports Complex on Friday.

Zambia - WAFCON 2022 (2)

The Zambians are scheduled to square up against the hosts Morocco in an international friendly at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex on Saturday evening.

After their 2014 debut, the Copper Queens made a return to continent football in 2018 and they reached the semi-final for the first time in the same competition. Two years later, they stormed to a maiden Olympic qualification.

Zambia is in Group B alongside Cameroon, Tunisia, and Togo and they will face the Indomitable Lionesses on July 3 in their opening match at Mohammed V Stadium, Casablanca.

The Zambians will come off against Tunisia on matchday 2 three days later before closing group stages facing Togo on July 9.

They head to the tournament in 103rd spot in the FIFA women’s rankings for June.

 

Source: CAF

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