Zambia Under 17 coach George Chilufya says they are heading to Morocco 2021 AFCON U17 to make a quarterfinals debut.
Young Chipolopolo return to the AFCON U17 for only the second time in history after making their tournament debut at Niger 2015 where the team, that would eventually win the 2017 AFCON U20 as hosts, made a group stage exit.
“The message is clear they are aware that there is a team that participated at the same tournament unfortunately we did not come out of the group,” Chilufya said.
“And now, our focus is on coming out of the group and that will give us direction.”
Twelve teams go into the February 24 draws for the tournament Morocco will host from March 13-31.
The four finalists will qualify for the 2021 FIFA U17 World Cup in Peru.
WAFU A: Mali, Senegal
WAFU B: Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria
COSAFA: Zambia, South Africa
CECAFA: Uganda, Tanzania
UNAF: Algeria, Morocco (Hosts)
UNIFFAC: Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville