Zambia women’s football team striker Barbara Banda has become the first-ever female African footballer to score a hat-trick at Olympic Games.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the development after Banda scored a treble in Zambia’s 10-3 loss to Netherlands on Wednesday afternoon.
“@Copper Queens captain@BandaBex became the first African female footballer to score a hat-trick at the Olympics! Great achievement for the @FAZFootball superstar,” CAF tweeted.
On the other end, Vivien Miedema scored four goals to inspire Netherlands to the victory in the Group F match at Miyagi Stadium in Japan.
Lieke Martens, Danielle Van de Donk, Van de Sanden, Jill Roord, Lineth Beerensteyn and Victoria Pelova scored the other goals for Netherlands.
The Games will run until August 8, 2021.