By Chanda Mwenya
The Jubilant and seemingly tactful Under 14 girls team and
the only Zambian envoy at the 37th edition of the Norway Cup which runs from 26th July- 1 August, 2009 in the Norwegian capital Oslo, has lost their opening game in a 2-0 defeat to Tertnes a Norwegian team from Bergen, which secured their goals in the 21st and 36th minute through Cecilie Rediseh.
Although ‘Team Zambia ’ a select of under than 14 girls from community football teams from Lusaka played well they did not score any needed goal. Their next match with is scheduled tomorrow at 19.30 hrs. Matilda Mwaba the delegation leader for ‘Team Zambia ’ has promised that the girls will give us good results tomorrow as they face another Norwegian team in their group.
The Norway Cup is one of the world’s largest football tournaments for youths. This year the tournament has attracted 48 nations and is hosting some 1400 teams, including teams from Brazil , the Philippine, USA , Palestine and Iraq . Other African nations participating are Namibia , Zimbabwe, Mali, South Africa and Kenya which white washed their Norwegian Counterparts a 15-0 in their opening boys under 13 category.