U-17 Afcon: We must believe in our abilities – Coach Chilufya

The head coach of Zambia’s U-17 team, George Chilufya has made it clear that they must believe in their abilities ahead of the 2021 Total Africa U-17

Chilufya’s Young Chipolopolo have been paired alongside Uganda, Ivory Coast and hosts Morocco in Group A. The Championship will take place March 13-31st.

The coach said it will be vital that they believe in themselves and do their best to achieve their targets.

“It’s a balanced group having teams from almost all major regions in Africa. We just have to do our best in the preparations and during the tournament,” said Chilufya, who guided Zambia to their second Continental appearance at U-17 level.

“Football is a competition and if you have to become champions, you have to compete against other teams in the tournament so whichever team comes your way, you should be ready for battle.”

On meeting hosts Morocco, Chilufya said the fixture will offer the technical bench and players an opportunity to showcase the amount of hard work that has been put in preparing for the tournament.

“Morocco will be one of the teams at the tournament so we are not looking at names apart from participants so we just have to believe in our abilities and make sure that the boys are psyched so that they believe that they are capable of upsetting hosts,” he said.

Two time champions Nigeria are drawn in Group B together with Tanzania, Algeria, and Congo. Group C has defending champions Cameroon together with Senegal, Mali, and South Africa.

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