FIFA U17 WORLD CUP Zambia’s Copper Princesses should finish Uganda job to qualify – Kamanga

Federation of Zambia Association (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga has urged Copper Princesses to finish the job they started against Uganda in the women’s FIFA U17 World Cup qualifiers.

The Copper Princesses won the first leg in Zambia 2-0 on Sunday and will head for the return leg on Uganda. “They have enough inspiration from the Copper Queens on what playing on the big stage means,” said Kamanga.

“The exposure that the team will get at a tournament as big as the world cup will automatically elevate them to the next level. While the home result was good, it will only count once we finish off the job in Kampala.

“Winner over two legs will face either Morocco or Algeria in the final round of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. It is one of our long set targets as enshrined in our 10-year strategic plan to position our teams among the best in the world.

“We wish to thank the thousands of fans that turned up at National Heroes Stadium. Fans are the lifeblood of any sport and ours have shown how much of a difference they can make in pushing their team to victory. It is not in doubt that when the fans turn in numbers to cheer our teams, they do exceptionally well.

“Expectedly, there are some who have been problematic by choosing to celebrate or protesting decisions by throwing missiles on the pitch. These expose the good image of our game to the outside world and puts us in line for possible fines by CAF or FIFA. It is a culture we have to weed out of our game before it takes root.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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