Zambia’s assistant coach Florence Mwila acknowledges that the upcoming match against Japan in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be a challenging one. Mwila emphasizes that starting the tournament with a strong performance is crucial and believes that the team is prepared for the task at hand. While the recent victory over Germany served as a morale booster, Mwila reminds the team to refocus and adapt to Japan’s different style of play.
Mwila highlights the positive and formidable style of play displayed by the Copper Queens, urging opponents to be cautious. She acknowledges that Japan plays a fast-paced game, and the Zambian team will need to be strategic in closing defensive gaps and preventing them from scoring.
Expressing confidence in her team, Mwila states her belief that the Copper Queens can go far in the tournament. She emphasizes the importance of teamwork, dedication, and belief in their abilities. Mwila also expresses gratitude to the government and the Football Association of Zambia for arranging quality international friendly matches, which have contributed to the team’s preparation.
Following the match against Japan, the Copper Queens will face Spain on July 26 and conclude their Group C matches against Costa Rica five days later.