Zambia head of women’s football Kunda is in shock after CAF cancelled the 2020 Africa Women Cup of Nations.
Kunda has said that the cancellation of the Africa Women Championship (AWCON) is regrettable.
“Obviously it’s coming at the backdrop of Zambia needing the AWCON tournament as preparation for the Olympics but will overcome the challenges and use other avenues to prepare the teams,” she said.
Kunda paid tribute to the owners of women clubs that have been critical in the growth of the ladies’ game.
She said the CAF Women Champions League would help reward some of their efforts.
She expressed delight at the growing number of women footballers trekking into foreign leagues. So far Zambia has four players in Europe and one in China with more expected to make breakthroughs.
Rachael Nachula and Hellen Chanda were the latest to trek to Europe having signed for Zaragoza FF in Spain while Misozi Zulu and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.