FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says FAZ will direct more efforts toward finding sponsorship for women football.
Kamanga and his executive paid tribute to the Zambia senior women national team and their Under-20 counterparts for reaping silver medals at the just ended Cosafa Women championships in South Africa that ran simultaneously.
Kamanga said the copper queens reached a milestone by reaching the final of the Cosafa Cup for the first time while the U20 reached the final of the inaugural tournament.
“As an executive, we are very proud of the achievement of our girls. The U-20 made it to the final in their first attempt. Our senior women have been making strides in the last few years and now look ready to get to the next stage,” Kamanga said.
“Some of the efforts being made by our women have been shown in the few that have been signed up by European clubs. We have no doubt more will follow in their footsteps.”
Kamanga said the teams have more engagements ahead with Olympic qualification one of the priority areas.
He said FAZ would direct more efforts toward finding sponsorship for women’s football.
The Copper Queens lost 1-0 to South Africa in the final of the 2019 Cosafa Women Championship while the U20 girls went down 2-1 to guest team Tanzania.
Attention for the U20 will now shift to the All Africa Games in Morocco.
Two-time winners Nigeria will face South Africa, Cameroon and Zambia in Group B at this year’s All Africa Games women’s football tournament which starts on August 18.
This is according to Mwazi Chanda, the FAZ communications manager.