The Junior Chipolopolo, Zambia’s U-17 team arrived in Uganda this morning ahead of a crucial return leg of the 2015 Africa Youth Championship qualifier to be played on Saturday at Nakivubo Stadium.
After a 2-0 win in the first leg, the Zambians only need a draw of any kind or a 1-0 loss to qualify for the championship to take place in Niger next year.
But the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has already lodged a complaint to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) accusing Zambia of using some over age players. Although the verdict is not expected soon, both teams will be eager to know the findings.
Chris Kaunda, the Head Coach said that they know why they are here and will get the job done. He said although he is aware Uganda has a very good home record, his team will be looking for early goals to put the matter out of doubt.
The team’s influential skipper Patson Daka, who has recovered from injury, is part of the squad. Defender Edwin Chipile who scored one of the goals in the first leg, Jackson Kakunta and Salati Lungu are part of the team.
The hosts, Uganda Cubs who have been preparing seriously were early this week boosted by the availability of skipper Andrew Okiring Isiagi. The defender missed the first leg because of a busy schedule in College in the US.