ROAD TO COSTA RICA 2022: It Will Not Be an Easy Game-Katongo

Zambia under-20 Women’s National Team skipper Evarine Katongo has appealed to fans to rally behind the team as they host Ghana on Saturday at Nkoloma Stadium in the third round, first leg encounter of the Costa Rica 2022 FIFA World Cup race.

Speaking during the pre-match press conference, Katongo who recently emerged as Zambian Young Woman Footballer of the Year said the team was determined to overcome the Ghanaians.

“The preparations have been going very well and everyone has confidence that we are going to win the game. You can see that the morale is high, we are going to beat Ghana tomorrow,” she said.

 

“We will get motivation from the fans. We need their support to be able to win. It will not be an easy game; Ghana has a strong side. We must work extra hard to win this game. we need the support from the fans to motivate us and encourage us.”

 

Zambia hosts Ghana at Nkoloma Stadium on Saturday in a 15:00 hours kick-off with tickets selling at K20 for the open wings while K100 will guarantee entrée to the Grandstand.

 

Tickets are being sold at Pick’n’ Pay Levy Junction and Webticket outlet at Omega Mall in Northmead.

 

The return leg is in Accra on December 18 with the winner over two legs qualifying to the final round.

 

Zambia qualified to the third round after beating Malawi 8-1 on aggregate while Ghana got a walkover after Mauritania withdrew.

 

Only two representatives from Africa will be at the Costa Rica FIFA World Cup.

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