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Zambia U20 Arrive in Egypt Ahead of 2023 U20 AFCON

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The Zambia U20 has arrived in Egypt at the end of their West Africa tour ahead of next week’s kickoff of the 2023 U20 AFCON.

Chisi Mbewe’s side arrived in Cairo just at 01h00 on Friday from Dakar via Addis Ababa for the 2023 U20 AFCON that Egypt is hosting from February 19 to March 11.

The team then took an hour and a half drive to Alexandria where they have set up base at Ismailia.

Zambia, who lost 4-2 to Nigeria and 1-0 to Senegal during their West African tour, have two more scheduled pre-tournament friendlies in Ismailia.

Young Chipolopolo will play U20 AFCON debutants South Sudan on February 13 and 2021 runners-up Uganda on February 16.

Meanwhile, Zambia’s Group C comprises Gambia, Tunisia and Benin.

Zambia will open their Group C campaign on February 21 against Benin.

This is Zambia’s first time back at the U20 AFCON since winning it as hosts in 2017.

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