Zambia FC is a football team formed in September 2020 as one of FinZam projects. The composition of the team is primarily Zambians and Finnish, however, the membership is open to any other nationality with similar interests. In April 2021, Zambia FC decided to participate in TAT tournament for the first time. The entire month of May was dedicated to mobilizing the team and its structure. Physical training commenced in the same month in Helsinki area.
The TAT tournament commenced on 30th of June 2021 and will run until 24th July. Zambia FC made its first appearance in the tournament on the 2nd of July against Africa United. The performance of Zambia FC was exceptionally great throughout the whole match as the team had only 8 players, short of 2, who played for the entire 90mins without substitutes. Zambia FC was leading in the first half by 2 goals to 1. Although in the second half they conceded several goals due to exhaustion due to lack of substitutes and being less in number by 2, the team demonstrated extrem hardwork, focus and determination.
“We have a team, dedicated, focused and determined. This first match was a test of our commitment to Zambia FC – and we passed the test! Despite having only 8 players throughout 90mins, we were leading in the 1st half by 2 – 1. Am proud of the team, its a good start and we will build on this in the next match” – Coach Darius
Zambia FC will be facing team Gambia on the 6th July 2021 in Helsinki.
Through Zambia FC, FinZam aims to promote physical well-being and enhance social interaction among FinZam community and friends.