Zambia FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: Schedule, Squad, Live Stream

As soccer fever heats up with the Women’s FIFA World Cup 2023 kicking off in Australia and New Zealand, all eyes in Zambia are on the Shepolopolo – the Zambian women’s football team.

It’s a historic moment for the country, as they make their debut in the tournament, becoming the first landlocked African nation to qualify for a senior World Cup in either gender.

Here we will guide you through the tournament schedule, introduce you to the dynamic squad, and detail how you can catch all the live action, both locally and from abroad.

Zambia Women's World Cup 2023

Zambia Women’s World Cup 2023 Schedule

DateGroupFixtureTime (UTC+2)Location
Jul 22, 2023CZambia v Japan10:00Waikato Stadium
Jul 26, 2023CSpain v Zambia10:30Eden Park
Jul 31, 2023CCosta Rica v Zambia10:00Waikato Stadium

Zambia Women’s World Cup Squad 2023

The Shepolopolo are eager to take the global stage under the guidance of head coach Bruce Mwape.

The 23-player squad was announced on 3 July 2023, with notable players like striker Barbra Banda, the team’s captain who currently plays for Shanghai Shengli in China, and Hellen Mubanga, a midfielder playing for Zaragoza CFF in Spain.

Unfortunately, goalkeeper Hazel Nali had to withdraw due to a knee injury and was replaced by Leticia Lungu.

The diverse team, with members playing in various leagues both locally and abroad, adds a depth of experience and style that will serve Zambia well in the tournament.

GKCatherine Musonda25Kazakhstan Tomiris-Turan
GKLeticia Lungu18Zambia ZESCO Ndola Girls
GKEunice Sakala21Zambia Nkwazi Queens
DFJudith Soko19Zambia YASA
DFLushomo Mweemba22Zambia Green Buffaloes
DFMary Mulenga25Zambia Red Arrows
DFMargaret Belemu26China Shanghai Shengli
DFMartha Tembo25Kazakhstan BIIK Shymkent
DFAgness Musase26Zambia Green Buffaloes
DFEsther Banda18Zambia BUSA
DFVast Phiri27Zambia ZESCO Ndola Girls
MFSusan Banda33Zambia Red Arrows
MFMary Wilombe25Zambia Red Arrows
MFHellen Mubanga28Spain Zaragoza CFF
MFEvarine Katongo20Zambia ZISD Women
MFIreen Lungu25Kazakhstan BIIK Shymkent
MFHellen Chanda25Kazakhstan BIIK Shymkent
MFAvell Chitundu25Zambia ZESCO Ndola Girls
FWOchumba Lubandji22Zambia Red Arrows
FWGrace Chanda26Spain Madrid CFF
FWBarbra Banda (captain)23China Shanghai Shengli
FWRacheal Kundananji23Spain Madrid CFF
FWSiomala Mapepa20Zambia Elite Ladies

Zambia FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 TV Channel & Rights

Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and DStv Zambia, owned by MultiChoice, have secured the rights to broadcast the tournament.

ZNBC will air all 64 matches live on TV Channel 1. DStv subscribers, depending on their package, can tune into several sports channels including Supersport Football, ESPN, and Supersport Maximo 1.

GOtv Zambia, another MultiChoice offering, will also broadcast the tournament live on select sports channels.

How to Stream Women’s World Cup 2023 from outside of Zambia?

If you’re a Zambian fan living outside the country, don’t worry – you can still cheer on the Shepolopolo.

The ZNBC TV 1, DStv App, and Supersport streaming services will all broadcast the tournament online.

Alternatively, a Virtual Private Network like ExpressVPN can provide access to streaming services that may be regionally restricted.

How to watch FIFA Women’s World Cup in Zambia?

You can catch all the matches live on ZNBC TV 1 and DStv’s various sports channels, depending on your subscription package. Matches will also be live-streamed online via ZNBC’s and DStv’s streaming platforms.

Can I watch Soccer World Cup free in Zambia?

Viewers in Zambia can watch the matches for free on ZNBC TV 1.

However, for broader coverage and better viewing quality, subscription-based channels like DStv and GOtv may provide a more comprehensive viewing experience.

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