The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) appreciates the tireless efforts by women in the development of Zambian football in both the men’s and women’s versions of the sport, says president Kalusha Bwalya.
Kalusha said in recent times the women’s teams have made Zambia proud by qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the CAF Women’s championships for the first time.
In joing the rest of the world to commem, orate the International; Womens Day, Kalsusha said: “FAZ wishes to join the rest of the nation in celebrating womens day whose theme is “gender my agenda”.
He said Football House noted with thanks the tireless efforts by women in the development of Zambian football in both the men’s and women’s versions of the sport
“It is gratifying to note that these successes by women were scored thanks, to not only the women actors on the pitch but in coaching and administrative capacities.
“In addition, we are proud to be associated with the successes scored by the women in other capacities such as refering. Most notably Gladys Lengwe who is an international referee and one of the few women the world overwho officiate in the mens ‘premier’ league.
“Women are an important cornerstone in the successes we have achieved and hope to achieve. With dedication, discipline and focus together we can achieve more.”said Kalusha.
The FAZ president urged the women not to engage in self belittling lines of thought as they were able to proficiently participate in undertaking the task of making Zambian football a force to be reckoned with, continentally and globally.
Meanwhile the young Under-20 Chipolopolo will today play Mali at 21:30 hours Zambian time.
The Africa Youth Championship will kick off this evening in Senegal.
The hosts Senegal will play Nigeria in an all-West African opener at General Senghor stadium in Dakar.-FAZ facebook