Acting Chipolopolo coach George “Chicken” Lwandamina has admitted that Zambia laboured to eliminate the Brave Warriors of Namibia from the 2016 CHAN qualifiers.

Zambia redeemed themselves in the 2016 CHAN qualifiers following a 6-5 post-match penalty home win over Namibia on Saturday at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.

The game was decided on post-match penalties after Zambia’s 2-1 home win saw the match tied 3-3 on aggregate to force a shootout decider.
“We are all happy. For sure even yourselves (journalists) are happy as Zambians,” Lwandamina said.

“The players worked hard for this victory and I am sure it will inculcate the much needed confidence in our players,” he said.
Zambia’s win also saw them avenge two successive defeats at the hands of Namibia after losing 2-1 in the first leg on June 21 and 5-4 on post-match penalties in the 2015 Cosafa Cup quarterfinals on may 24 in South Africa.

“This victory will restore confidence in our players; they played under a lot of pressure after losing twice to the same team (Namibia) this year,” Lwandamina added.

Zambia will now face Mozambique in the final CHAN qualifying round

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7 COMMENTS

  1. We scoring crisis we don’t have goal hungry strikers if do un average of goals scored by our boys in 10 games it’s negative.

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  2. We need to expose a lot of Zambian players to the international platform . Such investment will create prolific strikers with world class style. By exposure, I mean sending different lads to different countries to acquire skills for a stint of 6 to 12 months or more. Take them to Mexico, chile, Brazil, Portugal, USA, japan, France, England etc. When they are back in Zambia, they will be totally different in physique, mental faculty and skill. Exposure is what our nation needs currently including the coaching staff

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  3. Don’t expect to go too far in the CHAN tournament with this kind of lackluster performance…first round elimination could be on the cards again.

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  4. @zambia was playing underpressure,y the reason is lack of seriousness.in namibia the story was that zambia scored first but after namibia equalised they lost concentration,is this a serious team

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