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U-20 striker gets USA scholarship

Shepolopolo training.

UNDER-20 women’s national team striker Memory Phiri has been offered a scholarship to study medicine at Northern Oklahoma College in the United States of America.
Phiri is part of the team that is preparing for next Friday’s 2016 Papua New Guinea World Cup qualifier against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam.
She is expected to leave on July 27.
“The college was happy with me during the under-17 women World Cup in Costa Rica in 2014. The visa issue has already been sorted out. The scholarship is for 36 months.  I will be studying as well as playing football. The school has a football club which is in the first division,” said Phiri in an interview in Lusaka yesterday.
She described the outing to the United States as a dream come true.
“I am very grateful to God for this life time opportunity. I would like to advise young players to continue working hard and remain focused. Nothing is impossible in life when you are determined and focused.  Above all we need to put God first in everything that we do,” Phiri said.
She is confident Zambia will qualify for the World Cup.
And under -20 women’s national team coach Osward Mutapa said Phiri was released from camp yesterday so that she completes her travel arrangements.

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