Zambia U-20 Women’s National Team skipper Chitete Munsaka says the team will go and win in DR Congo to seal progression to the next round of the 2024 Colombia U-20 World Cup qualifiers. 

Munsaka says the team was left unhappy after the draw at home but will celebrate away with a win. 

The Young Copper Queens and their DR Congo counterparts will square off in the second leg this Saturday. 

“We are going to work hard as a team, that is our promise. We want to go there and progress to the next round,” she said. 

“Yes we drew in the first leg which pained us a lot and then they celebrated. We will also celebrate with a win on that side,” she added.

Meanwhile head coach Charles Haalubono says the first leg was full of lessons which they have learned from and are working on their mistakes. 

“We are ready, we have learned lessons from the first leg. We saw some mistakes like the selfishness of the girls failing to pass to each other upfront but we have been working on that and today it looked good as they scored some nice team goals in training,” he said. 

“We also appreciate you (FAZ President Andrew Kamanga) and your support like the bringing on of coach Kalilo Kakonje to help us which is a plus for our team. Am sure we are going to do better on that side,” he added. 

Zambia and DR Congo played out to a 2-2 draw in a game that the Young Copper Queens should have won by a huge margin. 

Zambia scored their goals through Lydia Shamalima and Mary Mbewe. 

The two teams will meet in the 2024 Colombia FIFA U20 Womens World Cup second round, second leg qualifier in Kinshasa on Saturday.

By ZamFoot