10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kabange Mupopo

  1. Kabange Mupopo was born on the 21st of September 1992
  2. Shee is a Zambian sprinter and football player
  3. Kabanga won a gold in the 400m at the 2015 All-Africa Games
  4. Mupopo started playing association football as an 11-year-old, inspired by her brother
  5. She played for Green Buffaloes F.C. and the Zambia women’s national football team; as team captain, she led Zambia to the 2014 African Women’s Championship tournament, where they were eliminated in the group stage
  6. Mupopo picked up athletics in the spring of 2014, running 53.44 for 400 metres in her first official meeting
  7. She represented Zambia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where she ran 53.09 and was eliminated in the semi-finals
  8. In August, she took silver in 51.21 at the African Championships in Marrakech, breaking the Zambian record; she lost the gold to Nigeria’s Folashade Abugan, who ran the same time, in a photo-finish
  9. Mupopo qualified to represent Africa at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup, also in Marrakech, where she placed fourth and improved her national record to 50.87
  10. She was selected for the 2015 World Championships in Beijing