Tokyo 2020 Football: Zambia’s Banda Makes Olympic History By Scoring Hatrick

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Tokyo 2020 Football: Zambia’s Banda Makes Olympic History In 10-3 Loss To Netherlands Captain of Zambia’s women football team Barbra Banda made history as she became the first African female footballer to score a hat-trick at the Olympics, in her side’s 10-3 defeat to the Netherlands on Wednesday, Completesports.com reports. The Tokyo 2020 Group F encounter was the first ever game for both countries in the women’s football event at the Olympics. The Netherlands also created a new record for the most goals scored in an Olympic football match. Banda scored in the 19th minute to make it 3-1 after a feint from her beat the Netherlands keeper before tapping into an empty net. In the 82nd minute she got her second goal to bring the score to 10-2 as she got into the penalty area with the ball under control, produced another feint to beat the goalkeeper and scored at the near post. She then completed her hat-trick on 83 minutes after recovering the ball from a Netherlands player. The defeat means Zambia are bottom in the group and will take on China in their next game. Brazil who hammered China 5-0 in the group first game also on Wednesday, will face leaders Netherlands next.

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