September 23, 2023

Zambia Unveil Final FIFA Women’s World Cup Squad

Zambia have officially announced their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup squad for the global showpiece in Australia and New Zealand from 20 July.

The 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations bronze medalists will be led by star striker Barbra Banda, while there is keen interest in the midfield with eyes on Evarine Katongo, who will be aiming to pick up from her WAFCON performances on make a mark on the international stage.

The Copper Queens are paired in Group C alongside Spain, Costa Rica and Japan.

Their first game will be against Japan on 22 July 2023 at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

Zambia Squad for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup:


Catherine Musonda
Eunice Sakala
Hazel Nali


Margaret Belemu
Martha Tembo
Agnes’s Musesa
Esther Banda
Judith Soko
Mary Mulenga
Vast Phiri


Evarine Katongo
Ireen Lungu
Hellen Chanda
Mary Wilombe
Susan Banda
Avell Chitundu


Barbara Banda
Xiomara Mapepa
Rachael Kundananji
Hellen Mubanga

Standby Players:

Esther Siamfuko
Comfort Selemani
Rhoda Chileshe

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