Ex-Zambia striker Zeddy Saileti has lamented Chipolopolo’s premature
exit from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Zambia became the first Nations Cup defending champions in 21 years to
be eliminated at the group stage since Algeria’s failure in 1992.
In an interview, Saileti, a member of the Zambia team that finished as
runners-up at the 1994 Africa Cup in Tunisia, said it was regrettable
for the defending champions to be knocked out in the first round.
The Nkana assistant trainer has since called for changes in the national team.
“It’s bad for champions to be eliminated but in football it happens.
We tried our best nothing happened we just have to go back to the
drawing board,” Saileti said.
“Now it’s time to infuse in young players, previously (2012 AFCON) the
old players performed well but now (2013 AFCON) Zambia has done
nothing,” the former Finland based striker added.