MUKWIMA CHILALA writes
DESPITE competing against well sponsored sides, Nkana Queens have put up a strong challenge in the Copperbelt provincial league and want more done for women’s football.
Nkana Queens president Beston Chambeshi Jr told the Sun Sport in an interview that his club had assembled a strong squad that was doing well in the league but that his players were not receiving due attention.
Chambeshi noted that his team’s good exploits had gone unnoticed by national team selectors and that the club is yet to regularly contribute players to the national team.
“For the first time in the history of Nkana Queens we have contributed a goal keeper to the national team, which has impressed me as president because we can safely say we have contributed to the growth of women football in Zambia,” Chambeshi said.
Chambeshi adds that there is much to be done to improve women’s football in Zambia but is impressed with the commitment of his players and the technical bench.
He states that if more sponsors could come on board, it would go a long way in even improving the standards of women’s football at national level and further help build the name for Zambia, internationally.
He thanked for Nkana Football Club for coming on board to dress and brand the team because it helped build confidence of the players.
“Nkana Queens have been fairing well in the league, we are currently number five. This is impressive, especially that we are competing against seasoned teams,” Chambeshi said.
“Like Zesco and Indeni Roses who have solid sponsorship, their branding is okay, so a lot of football players prefer playing for bigger teams because of the security they offer,” he said.
Chambeshi said that the partnership with Nkana FC had improved the fortunes of his club.
“So all in all we are just lacking in very few areas and if we are able to rectify in those areas and if we can have sponsors that are focused

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