PRESS RELEASE: NOCZ CONGRATULATES COPPER QUEENS
Updated: May 29, 2020
National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) President Mr. Alfred Foloko
on behalf of the NOCZ Executive Board extends sincere congratulations to the
Zambia National Women’s Football Team for their victory against Cameroon
which has guaranteed them a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.
Mr. Foloko who was in attendance at yesterday’s match has described the
qualification as a marvelous achievement for the Copper Queens and Zambian
Football at large, looking at the fact that the win was against the reigning African
“As the Olympic Movement in Zambia, we are very happy and proud of this
achievement and I would like to send my warmest congratulations to the Team
for qualifying to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.” he said.
He adds that this qualification will go down in history as the first time ever when
Zambia’s Olympic Team comprised of a female’s football team and the first time
in 32 years a Zambian football team will be making an appearance at the multi-
“We are extremely proud of these incredibly skilled and talented young women
whose remarkable willpower, fortitude, and commitment has not only served to
boost their athletic performance and standing, but also the visibility and prestige
of Zambia on the world stage,” he added.
Mr. Foloko has also extended his congratulatory message to the technical bench
and the Football Association of Zambia for the subsequent qualification to the
Olympic Games after winning at home against Cameroon.
Mr. Foloko has further reiterated his appeal to the Zambian business community
to come on board and partner with NOCZ to assist in ensuring that Team Zambia
Athletes are adequately prepared for the upcoming Olympic Games.
The 2020 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXXII
Olympiad and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international
multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020
in Tokyo, Japan, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on 22 July.
For and on behalf of
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF ZAMBIA (NOCZ)