Copper Royalty set to embark on journey to Tanzania within 48 hours
In the upcoming 48 hours, the Women’s U17 National Team is gearing up to journey to Tanzania for the second leg of the 2024 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifier.
In the initial leg held at Lusaka’s Nkoloma Stadium, the Copper Princesses showcased their prowess by securing a commanding 5-0 victory over Tanzania.
Captain Zangose Blessings Zulu netted a brace, accompanied by a goal from Saliya Mwanza, granting the home team a comfortable advantage in the first half.
The second half saw striker Bwalya Chileshe and substitute Ruth Muwowo contributing additional goals, sealing the match firmly in Zambia’s favor.
The return leg will take place in Dar es Salaam, where the Selengeti girls will strive to turn the tide against Zambia over the weekend, determining the team advancing to the third round.
The victor of the two-legged encounter will encounter either Uganda or Cameroon in the subsequent round.
Scheduled from October 16 to November 3, the 2024 World Cup will be hosted by the Dominican Republic.
Zambia, having participated in the 2014 World Cup in Costa Rica, boasts experienced players such as goalkeeper Hazel Nali, Barbra Banda, and Grace Chanda from that tournament.
Following the conclusion of the fourth round of qualifiers, three African teams will secure qualification for the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in the Dominican Republic