Shepolopolo U17’s departure for their Florida camp on Monday en route to World Cup in Costa Rica was cancelled due to operational reasons.
The team was due to hold a two-week training camp in Florida ahead of the March 15 kick off date of the 2014 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup tournament.
Football Association of Zambia general secretary George Kasengele told ZNBC news that the team’s departure has been put on hold due to what he claimed was a tedious USA visa application procedure.
The team is now tentatively expected to leave for Florida this Thursday.
Meanwhile, Shepolopolo are in Group A at the finals together with Italy, Venezuela and the host nation Costa Rica.
Shepolopolo will kick off their debut international outing against Italy on March 15 in San Jose before playing against Venezuela three days later.
They will wrap up their preliminary group round fixtures against hosts Costa Rica on March 22.