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Zambia U17 Women national team midfielder Ochumba Oseke has disclosed the teams source of motivation ahead of Sunday’s world cup qualifier. Oseke said the team is drawing  motivation from the story of the Zambian team that played at the World Cup in 2014.

“Everybody wants to go to the World Cup because our teams are doing very fine. Personally I want to help the team by scoring goals,” Oseke told

“We are looking forward to the match on Sunday. We are very confident that we are going to win,” The Grade eight pupil at Prince Takamado School in Lusaka told

“The coaches are telling us to work hard so that we have a chance to play at the World Cup like our friends in 2014 that were in Costa Rica.”

Zambia will play Botswana on Sunday in the first leg of a Uruguay 2018 U17 FIFA world cup with the winner over two less set to face South Africa.



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