Zambia U23 Face Congo Brazzaville

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The Zambia Under-23 will face Congo Brazaville in the final qualifying round of the 2019 Africa Cup.

Congo eliminated Burundi on Tuesday while Zambia ejected Malawi on Sunday.

Zambi will host Congo in the first leg on June 5 and the return match is set for 9 June.

The under 23 Africa Cup also being used as a qualifying campaign for next years Olympics in Tokyo.

Meanwhile, 2017 CAF Young Player of the Year Patson Daka says the winning culture built around the Bola-Na-Lesa mantra will thrive even better at Under-23 level.

Daka was part of the U23 side that beat Malawi 2-0 over two legs to progress to the final qualifying round of the Egypt 2019 Olympic Tournament.

“I think it (winning spirit) is even more because we are the same people and even though a few have come. We have taken the culture we had at U20 to the U23 so there is nothing new, nothing different, we are just trying to know more of ourselves,” said the Austrian Bundesliga side Red Bull Salzburg forward.

Daka said the team was ready for the next challenge that will see them face either Congo Brazzaville or Burundi.
He said that the team’s target was earn qualification and then target Olympic qualification.

“For us what was important today (Sunday) was the victory and go to the next round. Our go is to qualify to the AFCON and achieve our dream,” he said.
Daka was one of the five foreign based players that were summoned for the Egypt 2019 U23 AFCON.


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