Mumba credits the team’s hard work and effort for reaching the second and final round of the tournament. He acknowledges that playing against Egypt will be a different challenge from their previous match against Sierra Leone, but feels that the team’s preparations have put them in a good position for the upcoming challenge.
Prior to their match against Egypt, Zambia U23 will play a friendly against Niger. Mumba emphasizes the importance of winning this match, as it will boost the team’s morale ahead of the crucial Afcon qualifier. Despite it being just a friendly, the team will push to secure a victory.
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The Zambia U23 squad is scheduled to play Egypt on March 22 in Cairo, followed by another match against Egypt five days later in Ndola. The stakes are high, as the winner of the match will earn a place at the 2023 U23 TotalEnergies Africa Cup.