Zambian captain, Barbra Banda, is making history in Tokyo, becoming the first player to score consecutive hat-tricks in a single Olympic Games.
Barbra Banda has scored two hat tricks in Zambia's first two matches at the Olympic Games.
The first women's player to ever score two hat tricks at one Olympics 👏🇿🇲 pic.twitter.com/t6vbtimSw3
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 24, 2021
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.
💫 A star is born 🌠
AFRICAN MAGIC GIRL
⚽️ Six goals in two matches, reaching unlikely heights and inspiring a nation 🇿🇲
— Tokyo Olympics 2020 (@phlemzy_king) July 24, 2021
Photo 1 Caption: Zambian captain, Barbra Banda, became the first footballer to score consecutive hat-tricks in a single Olympic Games. Photo: Tokyo2020 (Twitter)