MARTHA TEMBO, HELLEN CHANDA, and IREEN LUNGU, players for the Green Buffaloes and Copper Queens, have left to join their new squad, Biik SHYMKENT in Kazakhstan.
The girls left after around 10 hours, and it is anticipated that they would stay in South Africa for two nights as they wait for their visas to be completed.
Before they left, the girls were spoken to by the trio’s manager, TIM ZULU, who reportedly urged them to give it their all.
The girls will face tough competition from other West African players for a spot in the starting 11, but ZULU feels they have what it takes.
In an interview with ZNBC news, he stated that the girls would travel to Turkey to train with their team in preparation for the league’s restart.
The transfer of players to foreign leagues, according to football analyst BWEZANI MBEWE, is an excellent approach for Zambia to get ready for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
MBEWE claimed that Zambia now has 12 Copper Queens Stars playing abroad, indicating that the world cup team will be diverse.
He observes that the fact that foreign clubs are still interested in Zambian footballers demonstrates how the sport has developed in the nation as a result of government investment.