The Association of All Nations Team Sports Supports (ANTS) says Zambia National Soccer Team Coach Herve Renard should resign should the team lose the crucial Zambia-Gabon encounter, on Thursday.
ANTS Secretary General (SG) Bob Kayukwa told ZANIS sports in Lusaka, today, that the Gabon encounter is a crucial one to be taken seriously, if Zambia is to qualify to the second round at the on-going in Angola.
“If Zambia losses to Gabon then Renard should resign. Why keep him (the Coach) for another term. This time around, Renard should use young fast players like Collins Mbesuma, Clifford Mulenga Reinford Kalaba, and Chintu Kampamba,” Kayukwa stated.
He said there was no need for Zambia to be defensive after scoring the first goal because it is a wrong tactic that put the Chipolopolo Boys in an undue pressure as there are high chances of making other ‘big’ mistakes.
He said Zambian players were nerves when they played the Indomitable Lions – Cameroon because of the likes of Samuel E’to but Gabon play skillful game like the Chipolopolo Boys.
He suggested that Given Singuluma, the CHAN Top scorer should be featured in the Gabon match if Zambia is to win.
Kayukwa said Zambia should not despair in the Gabon encounter but support the Chipolopolo Boys at all costs.
Zambia, which is in Group C has a draw and one loss. The Copper Bullets were held one all by Tunisia in their opening AFCON group match before the West African giant Cameroon defeated them 3-2, last night.
Zambia meets Gabon on Thursday while, Cameroon plays Tunisia on the same day.
Meanwhile, Kayukwa has arranged an aircraft for supporters who would like to travel to Benguela in Angola to watch the Zambia-Gabon encounter.
He told ZANIS sports that interested soccer fans should register with him at Dig-tech offices near COMESA market.
Kayukwa advised the fans to obtain a VISA and under-go a yellow-fever vaccine before traveling abroad.