Soccer fans in Ndola have expressed mixed feelings over the Zambian National Soccer Team’s encounter with Congo Brazzaville.
Most fans told ZANIS in separate interviews were not sure of the outcome saying there were a number of factors to considere on the part of the Chipolopolo boys.
Michael Chipokoloma of Skyways residential area said Zambia has un uphill battle to defeat the hosts at home ground.
Chipokoloma urged the Patrick Phiri coaching bench to strengthen the front line saying, that if not worked on, the Chipolopolo boys might lose.
” The team did not have enough time to coordinate with each other as some players were joining camp at the last minute,”he said.
However his colleague Lawrence Lwendo expressed optimism that the senior team would carry the day.
Lwendo said the Zambia National Football team often pull surprises in away matches
“Beating Congo Brazzaville at their home ground would be one surprise that the teammight pull up for the Country,
” said the fan.
Lwendo said the national team is has a record of always playing better when the ‘ chips’ are down when people lose confidence as the situation currently was.
He was however quick to say that anything could happen tomorrow adding that people needed to be ready for any result.
Zambia this Sunday takes on Congo Brazzaville in a crucial Ghana 2008 Africa Cup
qualifier match to be played in that country.
Government yesterday urged the senior team to go for early goals when they meet the ‘red devils’ in tomorrow’s Ghana 2008 African Cup qualifier.