Zambia on Thursday beat Zesco United’s junior team on their penultimate day of training as they begin to windup their preparations for Saturday’s 2016 CHAN qualifier against Mozambique.
Chipolopolo beat the Zesco juniors 5-0 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium where they will host Mozambique this weekend in a final round, first leg qualifier.
Striker’s Winston Kalengo of Zesco and Conlyde Luchanga of Lusaka Dynamos scored a brace each while Red Arrows midfielder Paul Katema added the fifth goal.
“They created a good number of chances although they didn’t put them away but I am sure they scored enough,” Zambia coach George Lwandamina said.
“We played Young Zesco for obvious reasons because of the resilience in the boys, the perseverance they don’t give chances. They were motivated by just play Zambia.”
Lwandamina added that the team was ready for Saturday.
“They (The fans) have to rally behind the team. We need the 12th man, that is all we need from them we have done the physical part and now we need their support,” Lwandamina said.
Meanwhile, Mozambique landed at midday Thursday in Ndola for their weekend date against Zambia.
“We prepared for not an easy match but that we can come out with a favourable result in the return leg in Maputo,” new Mozambique coach and ex-Mambas defender Mano Mano said upon arrival on Thursday at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport in Ndola.
“If we we can come out with a draw in Zambia it will be a big plus.”