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FAZ President Commends Zambia Futsal Team for Qualifying for AFCON 2024

In an official statement released by Sydney Mungala, the Communications Manager of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), FAZ President Andrew Kamanga extends warm congratulations to the Zambia Futsal Men’s National Team for securing qualification to the Morocco 2024 Africa Cup of Nations. 

The team achieved this milestone by triumphing over Mozambique with a 4-3 aggregate scoreline over two legs in the final qualifying round.

Kamanga emphasizes that this qualification underlines FAZ’s commitment to ensuring regular appearances of all national teams at international events. 

The Zambia Futsal National Team’s journey to AFCON glory was sealed with a commendable 2-0 victory on home soil, overturning a narrow 3-2 defeat in the away fixture.

Expressing pride in the team’s achievement, Kamanga highlights the significance of this qualification for the development and promotion of futsal in Zambia, especially considering the sport’s relative infancy in the country.

Furthermore, Kamanga urges the team to remain focused and dedicated in their preparations for the upcoming AFCON tournament in Morocco, cautioning against complacency despite securing qualification.

FAZ pledges full support from various stakeholders to aid the team’s readiness for the AFCON, underscoring the association’s commitment to nurturing talent and facilitating the growth of football at all levels.

In a show of solidarity, Kamanga also extends well wishes to the Zambia Under-17 Women’s National Team, set to face Tanzania in the Dominican Republic 2024 third-round, second-round qualifier. 

The U17 ladies carry a commanding 5-0 lead from the first leg and are poised to secure progression to the next round, where they would face Uganda if successful.

The achievement of the Zambia Futsal Team serves as a testament to the dedication and hard work of the players and coaching staff, further solidifying Zambia’s position as a rising force in African football.

This announcement comes amidst heightened anticipation from football enthusiasts as Zambia prepares to showcase its talent on the continental stage at the Morocco 2024 Africa Cup of Nations.

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