Shepolopolo booted out of 2016 Brazil Olympics qualifiers race


The Zambia national women soccer team has been eliminated from the 2016 Brazil Olympics qualifiers race.

This is after the team lost to Zimbabwe, one-zero in the second leg of the preliminary round qualifier game, played in Harare on Sunday.


The two had ended on a 2-all aggregate score-line, however the Zambians were eliminated on an away goal rule, having won the first leg, on a 2-1 score-line.

This is according to a statement availed to TV 2 news by Football Association of Zambia -FAZ- Spokesperson, Nkweto Tembwe.

Meanwhile, the Under-23 men’s side is expected to play the first leg of the CAF Under-23 Championships against Ivory Coast on July 17, in Abidjan.


The Zambian team qualified to the next round of the qualifiers after they beat Botswana 2-zero on Sunday.

The winner will qualify to the Senegal CAF Under-23 Championships later this year.

The top three nations at these Championships will proceed to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics.