Zambia must beat Tunisia in the two side’s second 2015 Africa Cup Group B match on Thursday evening to keep their chances of advancing to the quarterfinals alive.
This is a must win encounter for both Zambia and Tunisia owing to the 1-1 draws they forced in their opening fixtures against DR Congo and Cape Verde respectively.
“We are still determined to be one of the top two teams out of this group. I however emphasise that all teams that are in the group want to win,” Chipolopolo coach Honour Janza said.
Zambia and Tunisia have met 11 times in all competition with Chipolopolo winning three matches, losing six times and two matches have ended in stalemates.
Meanwhile, Zambia face the North Africans minus injured key defensive midfielder Nathan Sinkala who has been ruled out of the AFCON due to a knee problem.
Janza told a pre-match media briefing on Wednesday that Zambia is dedicating the game against Tunisia to Sinkala who has remained with the team in Equatorial Guinea.