Beaumelle trains Shepolopolo – supersport

Patrice Beaumelle
Patrice Beaumelle

Patrice Beaumelle has briefly joined the Sheopolopolo bench to help with technical advice.

The Chipolopolo coach has been attached to the female national side since Wednesday that will end this Saturday.

Shepolopolo are in camp ahead of their Namibia 2014 African Women’s Championship final round qualifier against Zimbabwe.

“I came to be part of the training session and I will be here to give some instructions to the girls,” the Frenchman said.

“I am happy because the spirit is good. The technical bench is doing a good job. We have to make sure that all national teams are part of big tournaments. We have to represent the country.”

Shepolopolo will travel to Harare on 24 May for the first leg match before hosting Zimbabwe in Lusaka on 7 June.

Winners from the second stage will qualify for the final tournament to be hosted by Namibia from October 11-24.

“It is my will that Zambia beats Zimbabwe but we have to be strong to have positive results. A win is perfect , but a draw is still a good result.”

Shepolopolo have never qualified to the African Women’s Championship finals.

They are hoping to emulate their Under-17 sisters who became the first Zambian female side to qualify to an international tournament when qualified for the 2014 Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Costa Rica in April where they made a preliminary round exit with three points.