Zambia's Enock Mwepu is not scared by Germany

Zambia's Enock Mwepu is not scared by Germany
Enock Mwepu

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday May 30, 2017. 17:30

Ahead of their 2017 U17 FIFA World Cup Last 16 clash against Germany on Wednesday, Zambia's Enock Mwepu says they are not afraid of the European giants.

The Junior Chipolopolo are set to make history in South Korea and the midfielder said the African champions are not scared of the Europeans.

A win for Beston Chambeshi's charges will see them setting up a clash against France or Italy in the quarter-finals.


Zambia have had a good run in the tournament so far as they managed to beat Portugal and Iran, before losing 1-0 to Costa Rica in the group stages.

“We are not looking at the name of the country. Our focus is to win and go to the next round,” said Mwepu.

“It is a learning process for us, so we have to remain focused and build on the courage.”

Mwepu said the young Chipolopolo have put the defeat to Costa Rica behind them and are looking forward to the next assignment.

Meanwhile, the two countries last met at the senior level in 1988 during the Olympics quarter-finals in Seoul - Germany won 4-0.

The two sides will meet at Jeju World Cup Stadium, kick-off at 13:00 (CAT).

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