Kenya’s Harambee Starlets will play Zambia’s Copper Queens in a friendly match at the end of this month.
The confirmation was done by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) who indicated that the game will form part of their ladies preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
In a statement to newsrooms, FAZ said: “The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has secured two international friendly matches for the Copper Queens as part of intensified preparations for the Tokyo 2020 (to be played in 2021) Olympic Games.
“Zambia will play South Africa on April 10, 2021 in Johannesburg at Milpark Stadium before hosting the Harambee Starlets of Kenya this month end.
“The Copper Queens are currently in camp as part of preparations for the Olympic Games.”
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala said of the friendlies: “We are working hard to ensure that we prepare the senior women national team for the Olympics and other tournaments. FAZ will continue building the success that women’s football has recorded so far.”
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“We are happy the national league for women is already underway with three weeks played. The provincial leagues are also up and running which gives our development trajectory a great boost.”
The Copper Queens qualified to the Olympic Games for the first time and became the second team since 1988 when the men’s team made the Olympics.