The under-20 national women team is capable of bringing down South Africa when they two teams clash in the 2016 Papua New Guniea World Cup second round first leg qualifier on September 25 at Lusaka’s Nkoloma Stadium, says coach Oswald Mutapa .
Mutapa said while he admitted that South Africa was a strong side his lasses were capable of recording victory in both legs.
“South Africa is a good side but one that is beatable. The girls are training hard and I believe they can bring down South Africa. My target is to win the two legs and qualify to the final round. We must win at home to stand a better chance in the return leg,” he said.
He said the girls were mentally prepared to take on South Africa and would apply the deserved seriousness to the game.
He said the girls were pushing hard to ensure they were physically strong to face a fast-paced South Africa.
The Zambia women team qualified to the second round after beating Tanzania 4-0 on an aggregate scoreline.
Meanwhile, Mutapa who was recently appointed as National Assembly coach expressed hope that his team could survive relegation.
He said the team has six matches to play and everything was possible with hard work.
“It is a tough task but I believe the team can survive relegation. We can turn the six games into our favour. We are playing Green Eagles in the fourth coming game and it is a must win,” he said.
National Assembly is the tail ender on the Super Division table on 17 points.
Mutapa has replaced Francis Majaka, who was side-lined following a spate of losses.