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FAZ commends the Zambia Women’s National Team on their historic qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Zambia Women’s National Team has received congratulations from THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) for making history by qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Australia/New Zealand in 2023.

The government and the FAZ patron, President Hakainde Hichilema, have also been acknowledged by FAZ president Andrew Kamanga for their assistance to the Copper Queens during the tournament and in the lead-up to it.

“On behalf of the executive committee, I wish to congratulate the Copper Queens for their qualification to the FIFA Women’s World Cup. It is a huge milestone not only for the women’s game but our entire football,” Kamanga said.

The Ministry of Youth, Sport, and the Arts encouraged the team’s participation in the competition, according to the FAZ president, making it simple for it to win.

“Many thanks to the government, especially the FAZ patron, President Hakainde Hichilema and Minister of Youth, Sport, and Arts Honourable Elvis Nkandu whose support has invigorated the team’s desire to go an extra mile,” he said.

The team will now concentrate on battling to win the WAFON trophy, according to Kamanga.

“The Copper Queens project has scored another milestone that started with back-to-back WAFCON qualification in 2018 and 2022 and the monumental participation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. With a historic semifinal qualification, the team will now focus on its next objective of winning the title,” he said .

FAZ, according to Kamanga, made significant investments in the women’s game and hoped that other stakeholders would follow suit after the women’s game qualified for the World Cup.

“Considering where the women’s game is coming from, we are happy that the efforts that we have put in the last few years have yielded admirable results like Olympic and World Cup qualification,” he said.

According to him, the organization is hoping that the Copper Queens’ successes would inspire interest in women’s soccer, particularly the Super League, which is still young.

Kamanga also praised the players and coaching staff for the world cup victory.

“Many thanks to the players and technical bench and the different clubs that have moulded these players into world beaters. Our prayer is that the public continues to support these girls as they aim to fly the Zambian flag at the FIFA World Cup,” Kamanga said.

This is according to a statement issued by FAZ communications manager Sydney Mungala.

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