Barbra Banda Makes History for Zambia in Tokyo

by | Jul 25, 2021

Zambian captain, Barbra Banda, is making history in Tokyo, becoming the first player to score consecutive hat-tricks in a single Olympic Games.

The striker opened her account in the 19th minute of the Netherlands game, scoring Zambia’s first-ever Olympic goal. The captain’s heroic efforts provided a silver lining for the Copper Queens, who were beaten 10-3 by the Dutch on Wednesday, 21 July 2021.

The 21-year-old went on to help her national team bounce back to a 4-4 draw against China on Saturday. Banda’s second hat-trick of the tournament catapulted her to the top of Tokyo’s scoring charts.

Zambia will play for a spot in the knockout rounds when they face off against Brazil on Tuesday.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Zambian captain, Barbra Banda, became the first footballer to score consecutive hat-tricks in a single Olympic Games. Photo: Tokyo2020 (Twitter)

 

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