Chilufya eyeing U20 World Cup golden boot gong with Zambia

Chilufya eyeing U20 World Cup golden boot gong with Zambia
Edward Chilufya of Zambia challenged by Karim Hassan of Egypt during the 2017 Total Zambia U-20 African Cup of Nations

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Apr 26, 2017. 09:30

Zambian U20 striker Edward Chilufya says he wants to bag the golden boot award at the upcoming U20 2017 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

The Junior Chipolopolo netted four times at the 2017 U20 CAF Africa Cup of Nations to emerge joint top scorer alongside his teammate Patson Daka and South Africa’s Luther Singh.

However, ahead of next month's global showpiece, the forward says he is targeting to net at least five goals in Korea where Zambia will face Portugal, Costa Rica and Iran in Group C.


“I want to score five goals or more. I want to win the top scorer award very much,” Chilufya said.

“I am working hard in training and I need to work harder. Training is progressing well. We are working hard so that we can win the World Cup.

”I am appealing to our supporters to give us more support like they did during the Africa Cup.”

Coach Beston Chambeshi’s Junior Chipolopolo are going to the World Cup after clinching the 2017 Africa Cup trophy on home soil in March.

Meanwhile, reports suggested that the young Zambians are going to set up a training camp in Spain ahead of the tournament which is scheduled to get underway on May 20.

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