Painful – FA Mourns Female Footballer Who Died in Camp

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Press Statement

(For Immediate Release)
Football Association of Zambia
Football House, Lusaka
20th February 2024


The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is saddened by the death of Copper Queens and Indeni Roses striker Norin Betani.

Betani died on Wednesday morning at the University Teaching Hospital after being diagnosed with suspected malaria.

FAZ General Secretary Reuben Kamanga says the player reported to camp whilst unwell and was taken to the hospital for thorough examination on recommendation by team medics.

“We regret to announce the death of one of our female players Norin Betani who was in the provisional squad for the Ghana match. Betani was taken to the nearest hospital to the team camp which is Kanyama Level One hospital and FAZ engaged the family at every stage,” Kamanga says.

“The patient was referred to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) on Monday and was under medical care until her demise. FAZ secretariat staff, family members and her club (Indeni Roses) worked closely during the player’s hospitalization.”
Kamanga says details of the funeral will be shared in due course.

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