By Mercy Chewe
Zambia Women National Team midfielder Evarine Katongo has predicted a tough Women’s Africa Cup semifinal clash against South Africa on Monday night.
The match will kick off at 19h00 in Casablanca, Morocco.
Speaking to FAZ Media in Morocco, Katongo said Shepolopolo and Banyana are both itching to reach the Africa Cup final.
“The game which we are going to play against South Africa it is not going to be an easy game. It is going to be a tough game because even us and them want to go to the final. We just have to take this game seriously. Go has hard as we can, put more effort and probably win the game,” Katongo said.
She revealed that Zambia wants to lift the Africa Cup trophy in Morocco.
“Our goal is to take the trophy back to our country. It is really important to get to the final. Qualifying to the final will take the name of our country to a higher level so we just have to win to go to the final because it is even a great motivation to us,” Katongo said.
Zambia reached the semifinals after eliminating Senegal at the quarterfinal stage while South Africa sent out Tunisia from the competition.
Hosts Morocco will face champions Nigeria in the other Africa Cup semifinal late on Monday night.