We are going to compete and not just add numbers- Zambia U-17 boss
Zambia U-17 national team coach George Chilufya says his team is not going to add numbers but compete at the Junior Africa cup of nations in Morocco.
Zambia will play in a pre- AFCON tournament where they will come up against teams like Nigeria and Cameroon. Chilufya believes the tournament will give his team an insight into what to expect at the actual event.
“I think our local camp has been okay and finally it’s good we are leaving for the pre-tournament where we are going to play Nigeria, Cameron, and some local academy, so we should be playing our first game on Sunday and thereafter we will see what follows,” he said.
“I think it’s always important to play international friendlies before any major tournament and to us, the only thing we can say is to thank the Association for making sure that these friendly games are arranged. It will give us an insight of what we expect in the main tournament,” he added.
“Football is a competition we just have to go there and compete and not add numbers hopefully we can do that.”
Chilufya says his team will treat every opponent they will meet with the respect
“We just have to respect everyone we meet that has qualified that’s a sign of being a good side so we will treat every game the same way,” he said.
“I think we are set everyone looks fine and ready to go.”
The Junior chipolopolo are expected to leave the country on Thursday around 13hrs Zambian time.
Zambia was drawn in group A together with hosts Morocco, one-time Champion, Ivory Coast, and Uganda who are making only their second appearance at the tournament like the young Copper Bullets.
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