MUKWIMA CHILALA writes
ZAMBIA Under-17 Women National Team coach Kangwa Kaluba says beating South Africa in the India 2020 FIFA World Cup qualifier will help atone for that country’s dumping the under-20 girls out of the World Cup race.
According FAZfootball, Kaluba said Zambia was aiming to end South Africa’s dominance of the region in women’s football.
“We are extremely focussed as under-17 and we want to intensify our preparations with regards to the game against South Africa. It is going to be very tactical as you know South Africa seems to be dominating in the Southern part of Africa and from our point of view we would to work hard to challenge their dominance,” he said.
Kaluba said he expected a tough game against South Africa as both sides had reputations to protect.
“I am sure they know that they are not playing an easy team. We are going to psyche the girls that they redeem the challenges that the under-20 went through as they did not go through because of South Africa,” he said.
“South Africa is standing in our way after that walkover against Namibia. We will try by all means that the girls understand what we want them to do.”
Kaluba said his under-17 side was a four-year project that was in its second year and hoped will climax with a World Cup appearance.
The FIFA World Cup will be hosted by India from 2 – 26 November 2020.
Only three African countries will fly the continental flag.
Zambia will host South Africa in the first round of two legs on 28 February 2020 before the return leg on 14 March 2020.
The winner of the two legged matches will progress to the second round of qualifiers which will be played on May 2020.

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