Windhoek – Zambia’s Tisilile Lungu and South Africa’s Jessica Wade have been chosen for a tour of Spain’s La Liga subsequent yr after sterling performances on the 2020 COSAFA Girls’s Beneath-17 Soccer Championships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa final week.
The duo was picked by The Technical Group, which analyses match efficiency and all facets of motion on the pitch as a part of an initiative collectively run by the Council of Southern African Soccer Associations and Spain’s topflight league, La Liga.
Lungu was named Participant of the Event whereas Wade captained her facet with distinction, ending as her staff’s high scorer with 5 objectives.
The pair will get to coach with Spanish sides, expertise the required ranges to be a footballer in one in every of Europe’s best leagues; in addition to sight see and indulge and – COVID-19 permitting – attend a La Liga match.
Wade instructed COSAFA.com, “It is an unimaginable alternative and such a beautiful shock. I had no thought one thing like this existed. To get the message that claims you will have a chance to go to Spain and prepare with native golf equipment and find out about their soccer tradition is an unimaginable and such a beautiful alternative.”
Lungu additionally expressed her delight on the probability to go to Spain: “I am so excited and I am trying ahead to assembly different individuals and to be taught from them.”
Lungu stated her inspiration was countrywoman Barbara Banda, who has performed in Europe and China.
“I do admire her, I additionally need to attain the place the place Barbara Banda is. I additionally need to be there,” she added.
Zambia fell 3-4 to Tanzania within the remaining.
Regardless of the Copper Princesses not profitable the tourney, the staff gained the Honest Play Award and goalkeeper Chitete Munsaka scooped the Golden Glove.
South Africa, who had been the defending champions, had been knocked out within the semi-finals. En path to their third place end, they thrashed neighbours Zimbabwe 7-0 and obliterated the Comoros 9-0.
The identical alternative gained by Wade and Lungu will likely be availed to 2 male gamers on the 2020 COSAFA Males’s Beneath-17 Championships that had been scheduled to kick-off in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa on November 19.