Zambia Under-20 striker Edward Chilufya has equated the teams 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup preparations to an army preparing for a decisive battle.

Beston Chambeshi’s side is in its last days of domestic training in Lusaka before shifting to Spain where it will set-up a month-long base en route to the tournament in South Korea which will last from May 20 to June 11, 2017.

Chilufya, whose 4 goals inspired Zambia to the 2017 U20 AFCON title in March, said the team was feeling very bullish about their chances in South Korea.

“Training is going on well and we can do well at the World Cup. The competition is hard and everyone is working hard, we are like soldiers preparing for a big battle,” Chilufya said.

The 18-year-old striker joined camp this week after returning from Sweden where he has signed a pre-contract agreement with Djurgardens.

Zambia are in Group C in South Korea where they will play Portugal, Costa Rica and Iran.

They open their campaign on May 21 against Portugal in Jeju.

“The group is very fair but we will work very hard to ensure that we can equally match the different levels of each of our opponents at the tournament,” said Chilufya.