U-23: Road to Egypt

UNDER-23 defender Shemmy Mayembe tries to scoop the ball over goalkeeper Mangani Banda during training at El Nasr Sports Club in Cairo, Egypt. PICTURE: SYNDEY MUNGALA/FAZ MEDIA

WHEN the Zambia under-23 national team opens their Group B campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cairo, Egypt, against South Africa tomorrow, they will need no reminding of what a top three place will mean – qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
They will become the first Zambian football team in 32 years to qualify for the Olympics. The Olympics have a special place in Zambia.

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