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Zambia Mourn Death of Striker Betani

The Zambia squad held a minute’s silence before training on Wednesday in honour of team-mate Norin Betani, who died overnight.

The Indeni Roses striker had been named in the 30-woman provisional squad for the Olympic qualifier against Ghana.

A statement from the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) said the 24-year-old passed away at the University Teaching Hospital on Wednesday morning “after being diagnosed with suspected malaria”.

FAZ added that Betani had reported to camp feeling unwell and had been taken to the hospital on Monday for thorough examination.

“We urge everyone in the football family to mourn the deceased with dignity and respect the full privacy that medical situations sometimes demand,” General Secretary Reuben Kamanga said.

Copper Queens striker Racheal Nachula added: “I want to say my condolences to the family, her relatives and to the nation at large. We are mourning with them.”


Source: BBC

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