Ex-Zambia international midfielder Jericho Shinde says Chipolopolo’s loss to South Africa in a friendly match on Sunday was an eye opener to Honour Janza’s side
Bafana Bafana defeated Zambia 1-0 at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg as the two nations warmed up for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations that starts on 17 January in Equatorial Guinea.
In an interview in Kitwe on Monday, Shinde said the friendly match has given Zambia a glimpse of what to expect at the Africa Cup.
“We must take negatives and positives from this loss. I believe that game has given our technical bench and everyone involved an insight of what to expect in Equatorial Guinea,” the Nkana legend said.
Zambia had beaten South Africa in the two sides last meetings before Sunday’s defeat in Soweto.
“South Africa is not a small team, they are playing good football these days and our side is not bad,” Shinde said.
He added:”We have to rally behind the boys. Good luck to the team as they go to the Africa Cup.”