On July 31, 2023, following a FIFA Women’s World Cup match on 26 July against eventual tournament winners Spain, a claim started circulating on Facebook that Zambian captain Barbra Banda had achieved a milestone during the match. A post on 31 July on the Facebook page of Zambian artist Wezi Mhone claimed: “BARBRA BANDA BECOMES THE FIRST PLAYER TO STAND ON THE BALL AT THE FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP” The post (image below) attracted about 63,000 engagements, 2,100 comments and 224 shares. Most of the comments appeared to be congratulatory in tone. The same claim was repeated by another Facebook page on 2 August, this time attracting around 78,000 engagements, 4,600 comments and 481 shares. The Facebook page that reposted or repeated the claim is called Mwebantu (image below), which is categorised as a “Newspaper” and describes itself on its Facebook page as “Zambia’s new media publisher. We share news as it breaks, share popular videos, politics”. Since early August the claim has been repeated or reposted across various social media pages and profiles.