AS the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup kicks off in India tomorrow, the country’s envoys Serengeti Girls have vowed to stamp a reputable performance.
The brave girls kick off their group D campaign against Japan at Fartoda Stadium on Wednesday in a match likely to be competitive as each side will be keen to win and bag maximum points.
After the Japan assignment, Serengeti Girls will face France on Saturday, October 15th before winding up their group D campaign against Canada on Tuesday, October 18th.
In her preview remarks before the start of the games, Serengeti Girls midfielder Clara Luvanga has maintained that basing on the level of preparations they have had, doing well is their top priority.
“Even though we are competing at the World Cup stage for the first time, we have strong belief that we are going to perform well and make Tanzanians wherever they are happy.
“The good thing is that while in London before coming here, we played two friendly matches with a team which has got almost similar qualities with the ones we are going to face.
“As such; as players, we anticipate a good performance even though the games will be difficult. The most important thing is for all Tanzanians to give us deserved support from wherever they are,” she said.
Queried whether she knows anything about their three group D opponents, she replied that she used to watch them playing on Television, but this is the moment to share the same pitch with them.
Africa is being represented by three envoys; others are Nigeria and Morocco.