Chipolopolo Boys coach Avram Grant feels the Copper Queens have a chance to win some games at the World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.

The Barbra Banda led side open their Group C with tricky match against the highly fancied Japan on Saturday.

After watching a locally assembled Chipolopolo side claim a record seventh Cosafa title in South Africa, Grant is back at the Copper Queens camp in New Zealand to offer technical support to the Bruce Mwape led bench.

“The training was good. The girls made a lot of effort the temple was good, I think they are in a good mood and looking forward for the game,” the Israeli said after Wednesday’s training session

“I saw a lot of positive things but it is only one game and one training session and I need to watch more.

“From what I saw good quality, good spirit. They made a lot of effort in the game against Germany. It was a friendly game which I think they learned from and today’s training was about team spirit and I think the team is ready.”

Grant is wary of the threat poised by Spain and Japan and has described Group as one of the roughest.

“From what I know, from what I saw I think Group C is the toughest group because Spain is a fantastic team, Japan have a good team, Costa Rica also but in football you never know.

“We have the players and the quality in the right places I think the team can win games. It doesnt matter if it is a tough group.”

The Copper Queens will start their World Cup campaign on Saturday morning with a clash against Japan before concluding their group action with fixtures against Spain and Costa Rica

By ZamFoot