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We are ready to fight to the bitter end, says Lungu

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Zambia Women’s national team midfielder Ireen Lungu believes the Copper Queens will be ready for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic challenge.

Lungu, who captained Zambia at the 2014 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica, is confident that the Copper Queens can represent the country well when the games take place in July.

Zambia, the only African country to qualify for this year’s edition of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, are in Group Group F alongside China, Brazil and Netherlands.

“There is no group (at the Olympics) which is easy, we just have to be ready for it and we will do it. I am ready to prove myself and as a team, we are ready to represent the country and Africa,” Lungu said.

The Green Buffaloes midfielder expressed happiness that she was back in Copper Queens’ colours in time for the Olympics.

“I was left out, but I never stopped working hard so that I could find myself back in the squad and I am here now and thank God I am back,” Lungu said.

“We are looking forward to some friendlies so that we can gauge our fitness levels.”

The Olympics will officially run between 24 July and 9 August 2021, but the first round of matches will be played on 21 July, setting the tone for various sports disciplines that will be showcased. -FAZ Media

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