ROAD TO TOKYO 2020: N’GAMBO MUSOLE: The Darling of Santiago

Her astounding performances between the sticks in Santiago against Chile in December 2020 during the international friendly match in Santiago inevitably aroused curiosity as to why she had remained a perennial second choice.

Musole made some match winning saves that helped Zambia emerge victorious. She was also between the sticks in the 3-1 loss to South Africa in another international friendly. In the absence of first choice goalie Hazel Nali who is currently away in Israel for Hapoel Beersheva Musole has proved possible heir. The Zesco United Girls first choice goalminder was part of the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations squad. As a 15 year old, she was second choice goalkeeper to Nali at the 2014 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Costa Rica. Additionally, she participated in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Cosafa championships.

FACT BOX

Name: N’gambo Musole

D.O.B: 26.06.98

Position: Goalkeeper

Favourite Club: Zesco United

Favourite Player: Mathias Kigonya (Uganda)

Nickname: Kana (Refuse to concede)

Note: Zambia is in Group F alonsgide Netherlands, Brazil and China.

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