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    Zambia: despite Loss, U17 Coach Remains Optimistic About Team’s Future in the Tournament

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    Lusaka, Zambia – (African Boulevard News) – The 2023 U17 AFCON witnessed an exciting match between Zambia and Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets. Although the Nigerian team won the match, Zambia’s coach, Ian Bakala remains optimistic and proud of his team’s performance. Bakala commended the Nigerian team for being the better side and deserving the victory.

    The Golden Eaglets outclassed Zambia in the match, resulting in a 2-1 victory. Nigeria took an early lead through Abduljabar Sani’s goal in the 8th minute. Zambia responded with a goal from their captain, Taylor Mukunya. However, the joy was short-lived as Nigeria’s Ahmed Abdullahi sealed the victory with a goal in the second half.

    Despite the loss, Bakala remains upbeat and optimistic about Zambia’s future in the tournament. “The Golden Eaglets were clearly the better side against Zambia, but Bakala believes that there were positives,” reported The coach’s confidence in the team comes from their ability to hold their own against Nigeria, one of the most dominant teams in African football.

    Zambia U17 has a talented squad, including captain Mukunya and goalkeeper Patrick Chooma. The team has been training hard and preparing for the tournament, and the coach believes they will improve their performance in the upcoming matches. Bakala’s positive approach to the game is a testament to his leadership and belief in his team.

    The loss to Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets is a setback for Zambia but Bakala and his team remain optimistic about their chances in the tournament. The coach and his players have shown determination and grit, which will be crucial in the coming matches. The tournament is still in its early stages, and there is no doubt that Zambia will come back stronger in their next game.

    In conclusion, despite the loss to Nigeria, Zambia’s U17 coach Ian Bakala remains positive about his team’s performance in the 2023 U17 AFCON. The match against Nigeria was a learning experience for the young team, and they will use the lessons learned to improve their performance in the upcoming matches. The coach’s optimism is a testament to his leadership and belief in his team’s abilities. Zambia’s U17 squad will undoubtedly come back stronger in the next game.

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