Zambia have been eliminated from the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign by Botswana at the preliminary stage.
Botswana on Friday afternoon thumped Zambia 4-0 in Gaborone to advance 6-5 on aggregate.
The Young Shepolopolo failed to hold on to the 5-2 home win recorded from the first leg match of the preliminary round played in Lusaka a fortnight ago.
The Tswana’s took a 2-0 lead into the half time break before scoring two more goals in the last half to shock Zambia in this return match.
Botswana will now face South Africa in December in the next round.
Zambia were seeking a second appearance at the U-17 Women’s World Cup having made their debut at the 2014 tournament in Cost Rica.