Ambassador Hultgard congratulates Copper Queens
Swedish Ambassador to Zambia Anna Maj Hultgård took some time out to interact with Copper Queens skipper Barbara Banda and team manager Besa Chibwe.
Speaking at her residence in Lusaka, Hultgård expressed joy at Zambia’s qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and was confident that the team will put in their best.
“This morning I kicked some ball with Zambia striker Barbara Banda and congratulated her and manager Besa Chibwe on the great achievements of the Copper Queens to represent Africa at the Olympics,” Hultgård later said in a tweet.
The Copper Queens are in Group F alongside China, Brazil and Netherlands while Sweden will battle USA, Australia and New Zealand in Group G.
The Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 will run from 21 July to 6 August 2021.