Zambia U20 Women's national team head coach Charles Haalubono believes he has a team that can qualify for the Costa Rica/Panama 2020 World Cup.
The young Copper queens start their qualification campaign tomorrow with a tricky encounter against South Africa and the gaffer is confident his lasses will come out tops.
"Yes, we do," he said.
"Yes we are confident because there is no second option for this one for you to progress you have to win so we have prepared for that," he added.
Haalubono has drafted in a number of new players into his squad who he feels will help the team go a step further. He went on to declare that the team had a clean bill of health before beeping praise on FAZ for their support.
"We have brought in new players to help the team to go a step further," he said.
"Yes, she (Salome Phiri) is fit. We had a minor injury on the (second choice) goalkeeper but she is improving."
" Yes, Let even take this opportunity to thank the FA for the commendable job they are doing supporting women's football personally I really appreciate," he added.
Haalubono trimmed his squad yesterday to remain with a final 20 member squad for this encounter.
" We were looking for players with the heart to play for mother Zambia, We have identified them and are confident they will do it."
Zambia hosts South Africa on Saturday at Nkoloma Stadium at 15:00hrs in the first leg of the preliminary qualifier for the FIFA World Cup race.
The return leg will be played in South Africa on the weekend of January 31 to February 2 with the winner over two legs taking on either Namibia or Botswana in the next round.
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