High discipline levels in the U-17 camp impress FAZ TD
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Technical Director Lyson Zulu says he is impressed with the high discipline levels exhibited by the Zambia Under-17 National team so far in Blantyre, Malawi at the 2019 COSAFA Under 17 Boys Championships which has kicked off today with group B Action which has seen 2 goals scored so far in group B with Comoros edging Lesotho 1-nil while the defending champions Angola have also been beaten 1-nil by Mozambique.
Speaking in an interview from Blantyre, Zulu said that he is happy that the boys are well disciplined and are working as a team.
“I’m seeing the team coming together better and also the discipline that has been shown is exceptional I have never seen a much-disciplined team than these boys. They work as a team, sing together on the buses,” he said.
Zulu has tasked the boys to take each game as it comes and make sure they win their first match because it will determine how far the boys will go in the tournament.
“My encouragement to them is to take each game as it comes. Tomorrow is a crucial game against eswatini and it being the first game determines how far they will go in the tournament,” Zulu said.
He further reminded the boys to stay focused and bring glory to the country considering the fact that they know each other very well because they have been together for a long time now.
“I Just want to remind them how far they have come from the trials that we conducted in different provinces up to the national level were we had a lot of players and now they are the ‘Cream Dela Cream’ that we brought to the tournament which means they have what it takes to bring glory to the country. I just want them to remain focused and always remember why we have come this far.”
The Junior Chipolopolo will start their campaign against Eswatini tomorrow morning with kick-off scheduled at 11:00hrs and will be followed by Malawi up against South Africa at 14:00hrs with both matches taking place at Mpira Stadium.
Zambia is in group A alongside hosts Malawi, South Africa, and Eswatini.
Entrance to all matches throughout the competition is free and so far the turnout has been great.
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