With a spot in the third round of the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers almost secured for the Zambian girls, Coach Carol Kanyemba expects more from her team when they face Tanzania on Sunday.
The Zambia U-17 Women’s national team leads 5-0 after the first leg at Nkoloma Stadium five days ago, but Kanyemba does not want her players to get ahead of themselves.
“The win is not something we are going to keep in mind; we are not carrying this 5-0 with us but starting the match at 0-0. So our focus will now be on the second leg,” she said.
The Copper Princesses’ head coach said her team had enough time to adjust to the weather in Dar es Salaam before Sunday’s match.
She also told FAZ media upon arrival in Tanzania that her technical bench had done their homework and rectified the mistakes made in the first game in preparation for the return leg.
“We did every homework that we were supposed to do immediately after our game at home. We worked on the mistakes that we made and we did everything.”
The winner of Zambia’s tie with Tanzania will face either Uganda or Cameroon in the third round for a spot in the fourth and final phase.
The Dominican Republic will host the U-17 World Cup from October 16th to November 3rd, 2024.