First batch of Zambia’s Olympic delegation departs for Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 23: The New National Stadium, the main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics, is seen on June 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images)

The first batch of Zambia’s delegation to the Tokyo Olympic Games left the country on Tuesday.

The women’s national soccer team left on Tuesday afternoon for the Games where the Copper Queens are in Group F alongside China, the Netherlands and Brazil.

The team will play its first game against the Netherlands on July 21 before facing China on July 24 and Brazil on July 27.

A 22-member squad was selected for the Games which runs from July 23 to August 8 in Tokyo, Japan.

Zambia has picked 30 athletes to compete in five sports of football, athletics, boxing, Judo, and swimming.

Apart from football, Zambia has sent two in athletics, three boxers, one judoka and two swimmers.