Janza: Things are now tough


Zambia coach Honour Janza has rued several chances his side missed in Thursday night’s 2-1 loss to Tunisia in the two team’s second Group B match at the 2015 Africa Cup.

Striker Emmanuel Mayuka and his captain Rainford Kalaba were the major players guilty of missing several great chances in Ebebiyin.

Janza criticised his players for being selfish.

“We created more chances, could have scored maybe four goals, but because of selfish egos, it’s difficult,” he lamented.

Zambia is now bottom of the group with one point, three behind leaders Tunisia who sits on four points.

“We are able to score, but we are not yet capable of defending the goal,” Janza said.

Zambia will now tackle Cape Verde in their final Group B match on Monday.

Cape Verde and DR Congo sits on two points each following their goalless draw on Thursday night.


  1. The boys played well, the future looks good. Musonda and Kalaba looked good. But Evans and Mayuka were guilty of the team’s demise. That Tunisia side was very poor.

  2. That was rubbish from your strikers Janza (Kumbele); your strikers panic for no apparent reason, and are selfish, like one Gareth Bale. That was a very poor Tunisian side to lose to, and you may not play with such a poor team at that tournament again! Mayuka, Kangwa and Kalaba – kunjenjema!

  3. dishonour janza is the most incompetent coach in the all of sub saharan africa. He doesnt know team selection, no tactical ingenuity, he is in a hurry to get rid of all players that won africa cup. He is inept. Dishonour janza should ve started at club level not just straight national team. He should be fired.

    • Agree with you 100% and look at the so called assistant coach, ati Chintu Kampamba! Selfishness and comedy by FAZ. It pains to see my money in form of taxes go to waste like that.

  4. Janza do you know a song called body language,if you do please check your players to me it looks like they don’t want to play for you good example Sunzu even Mwene just saying.

  5. Tunisia won because of maturity with the ball,zambia lost because of selfishness and immaturity.Tunisia converted their chances zambia failed to convert their many chances.where do see Mayuka in Southampton lineup with that performance.

  6. Janza needs to be guided.He needs to think and act fast.When Tunisia were making changes as an experienced coach he should have made some tactical substitutions.Bring in experienced defensive midfielders and hit them on a counter.
    It was a sad loss that has resulted in the loss of a precious soul of a teacher.
    For the sake of that teacher beat Cape Verde 4 nil.
    Good luck boys

    • Good observation, but agony is not having those tactical brains to read the game and the experienced defensive midfielders at your disposal having dropped them. Tough luck and cape verde is no push over

  7. Janza, no wonder u were not given a contract. U r clueless, u couldn’t make a tactical change at half time to substitute mayuka who wasted so many easy chances and ended up injuring himself.
    mayuka=pulanga bciz he needs more than 5 clear chances to score a goal

  8. You guys just have to go back to the drawing board. How the hell did FAZ pick on Janza? Was it in order to keep money within FAZ? Yes, the Executive Committee should answer. Is that the best team you can surely assemble in Zambia with the best local coach? These are jokes. Until you improve or become consistent with ingenuity, I will never watch any of your games. I cannot understand how the hell some fellas travel all the way for this team. Maybe, they have too many things on their plate the other side and the chance to travel just presents itself.

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