The Zambia Women's U17 national team has qualified for the next round of the FIFA Under-17 Women World Cup India 2020 Africa qualifiers.
This comes after their opponents in the preliminary round, Namibia withdrew from the competition citing financial constraints. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the withdrawal from the competition by the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
“We regret to inform you that Namibia FA withdrew from the African qualifiers of FIFA U-17 WWC 2020. Consequently, the mission of the officials of the said matches is canceled and Zambia is qualified to the next round of the tournament,” reads the correspondence from CAF.
Following Namibia’s withdrawal, Zambia will play South Africa in the first round with the first leg set for the weekend of February 28 to March 1 while the return leg will be played on the window of March 13-15.