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AWCON2018: Zambia ” She-polopolo” women’s national football

Zambia women’s national football team is called The She-polopolo  In 1985, almost no country in the world had a women’s national football team. Women’s football was formally organized by the Football Association of Zambia in 1983. Since that time, Zambia has created a women’s senior national team and an under-20 team. Women’s football continues to be supported by the national federation who have budgeted money for the women’s game In 2009. There is a national women’s league established in the country along with regional and school competitions.

The She-polopolo represents the country in an international match. There is also a Zambia women’s national under-17 football team, a Zambia women’s national under-20 football team, and Olympic qualifying team and a Homeless World Cup team. The country has participated in several qualifying tournaments for the FIFA Women’s World Cup and other African-based football tournaments. The team is currently ranked 106th in the world.

Zambia women’s national football team has had their kit sponsored. In 2003, the kit for the national team was provided as a result of a sponsorship deal with Umbro who first agreed to sponsor the Zambia national football team. The team’s official kit colours include green shorts, a green jersey and green socks.

FIFA ranking
Current 116 (28 September 2018)
Highest 92 (2009)
Lowest 126 (March 2012)

First international
South Africa 5–3 Zambia
(South Africa; 5 November 1994)

Biggest win
Zambia 8–0 Malawi
(Harare, Zimbabwe; 20 April 2002)

Biggest defeat
Zambia 0–6 Nigeria
(Windhoek, Namibia; 14 October 2014)

African Women’s Championship
Appearances – 2 (first in 1995)
Best result – Quarterfinals (1995)

BY : EMMANUEL FRIMPONG ( For more sports news and updates, follow on Twitter at @Herosportsgh and on Facebook at Herosportsgh. )

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