Friday Apr 21, 2017. 14:30
Red Arrows coach Honour Janza has backed the Zambian U20 side to cause an upset at the upcoming 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup next month.
The former FAZ technical director has urged Beston Chambeshi's men to remain confident ahead of the FIFA South Korea World Cup kicking off on May 20.
Janza led the junior Chipolopolo to the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Youth Championship title in 2009.
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Janza was speaking to the Daily Mail website after leading his side to a 3-1 win over the junior Chipolopolo in a training match at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on Wednesday.
“Respect the game but do not fear your opponents,” Janza said.
“Their fitness levels are very good. We have very good players. I am confident they will perform well at the tournament.
“There is nothing to fear. Go and enjoy yourselves, have character and zeal to perform. You must have the same belief you had when we won the COSAFA and the Africa Cup.”
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Mangani Banda and midfielder Enock Mwepu have joined the squad and the team is expected to leave for Spain on Sunday for camp.