Shepolopolo Under-20 sides dreams of also making a FIFA World Cup final appearance were dashed on Saturday after losing 2-0 at home to Equatorial Guinea.
Equatorial Guinea shocked their hosts after barely settling in Lusaka following their arrival less than 24 hours earlier on Friday evening.
A first half brace from Agile Olive Ngo Nyepel secured Equatorial Guinea’s away in at Nkoloma Stadium in this Canada 2014 FIFA U20 Womens World Cup third round, first leg qualifier.
Ngo Nyepel whipped in the first goal from a free kick in the 16th minute before completing her brace in the 24th minute.
The two sides faceoff in the final leg in Malabo in a fortnights time.
The hosts’ setback comes a fortnight after their Under-17 counterparts qualified for the 2014 FIFA U17 Womens World Cup in Costa Rica.