Zambia U-20 Women's national team head coach Charles Haalubono has declared his side is ready for Saturday's 2020 Panama/Costa Rica World Cup preliminary round second leg qualifier.
Haalubono, however, feels his side still needs to work on utilizing their chances in the final third. Haalubono was speaking after his side edged Malawi in a friendly match at Sunset Stadium this afternoon.
The young Copper Queens gaffer also revealed that they are working with the goalkeeper Anna Mukumbuta to help her rectify the mistakes she made in the first leg.
"Yes we are ready but we just need to improve on utilizing chances, You saw we had the chance with no goalkeeper in the goal but the striker missed completely," he said.
"It has been a good game because at least we have seen a correction in areas we made mistakes."
"The goalkeeper trainer Yusuf is working on that. We had a discussion and we are going to sit her down and help her on how she is supposed to do it," he added.
Meanwhile, Malawi boss Kondwani Mwalweni advised the young Copper Queens technical bench to work on the players' fitness.
" My advice to Zambia is to improve on fitness because you could see most girls did not seem to be physically fit but footwork they are just okay," he said.
Salome Phiri's second-half strike was enough to hand Zambia a 1-0 win as they prepare to overturn the 2-0 they suffered at the hands of Batsesana in the first leg.
The junior Copper Queens will face South Africa on February 1 away in South Africa and the winner between South Africa and Zambia will face either Namibia or Botswana in the next round.
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