Malawi Under 20 Women’s Football Team Vice Coach, Kondwani Mwalweni has hailed her charges for a great performance despite a 1-0 loss against Zambia in a friendly match at the Sunset Stadium on Tuesday.
This was a warm up match ahead of Saturday’s 2020 Women’s U 20 FIFA World Cup preliminary round qualifier return leg match against Zimbabwe at the Barbour fields Stadium in Bulawayo.
A 70th goal from Salome Phiri gave the hosts the win.
Mwalweni said the match was used to prepare the girls psychologically before meeting Zimbabwe.
“After playing this international friendly match, it has given us a picture on where to start from when we will be meeting Zimbabwe and there are just few things we need to rectify before our game on Saturday,” he said.
The winner between Malawi and Zimbabwe will qualify for the knockout stages and will later meet the winner between Zambia and South Africa in March,2020.
Panama and Costa Rica will host the Women’s U 20 FIFA World Cup.
Malawi, who played a one-all draw against Zimbabwe in the first leg, will play Zimbabwe without their Head Coach, Maggie Sadik after she sustained a left ankle fracture while she was demonstrating to her players during training session on Friday morning.
Sadik was treated at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and she is now using clutches