Zambia has to win to be guaranteed passage to the semi-finals where another encounter with Cameroon is looming given the pairings.
But before dreaming of the next opponent coach Beauty Mwamba will have to conjure a way past Mozambique whose graph has been on the ascendancy since the match day one 8-1 pummelling at the hands of the indomitable lionesses.
Mwamba has had to contend with injuries to some of her key players notably skipper Misozi Zulu and midfielder Rhodah Chileshe but the team is not without cover in their absence.
The prolific Barbara Banda will have to lead from the front alongside the equally fearless and athletic Rachael ‘Victor Moses’ Nachula and Hazel Nali who has yet to concede a goal at the tournament.
Mwamba will have to throw in either Rachael Kundanaji or Theresa Chewe to complement the attack while the backline is expected to still revolve around Jacqueline Nkole, Anita Mulenga, Martha Tembo and the Margaret Belemu.
Zambia has shown that goals can pop from anywhere with the contender for goal of the tournament that Lushomo Mweemba rifled home against Cameroon still fresh on the minds of the tournament enthusiasts Zambia could still be looking to continue marching on.
A win or a draw will take Zambia to the semi-finals where they will join South Africa and Uganda who have already booked their places.
Group winners automatically qualify while another second best placed team across the three groups will qualify to the semi-finals.
In the other match Cameroon take on winless Lesotho.
Kickoff is at 15:00 hours with Kwese TV beaming the matches live.
(Source: FAZ Media)