FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya believes the Zambia Under-17 have learnt lessons from their participation at the 2015 CAF Youth Championship in Niger where the team exited the competition in the first round.
Chris Kunda’s Junior Chipolopolo side finished third in Group A with three points after recording two defeats and one win as Nigeria and Guinea advanced from the group.
This was the first time Zambia took part in the CAF Under-17 Youth Championship.
“The boys will go home with the necessary experience needed at this level,” Kalusha reacted to the team’s elimination from the youth
He revealed that FAZ plans to maintain the current Under-17 squad.
“We shall endeavor to keep this team.This is the same team we shall use come 2017 when Zambia hosts the CAF Under-20 Youth Championship,” Kalusha said.
Meanwhile, the team left Niger on Monday and will connect to Lusaka via Ethiopia.