Coach Fighton Simukonda has bemoaned Zambia’s 2-1 loss to Tunisia in the two sides opening Group A match at the CAF Under-23 Cup in Senegal.
In a post-match interview, Simukonda said the loss to Tunisia means Zambia must now win their last group phase matches to advance further in the competition.
“We regret that we have lost the game. We had chances to score but at the end of day Tunisia were lucky and they scored,” he said.
“After losing to Tunisia, we have to go back to the drawing board and make sure that we win the two remaining games in order to stay in contention,” Simukonda said.
He believes Zambia could have beaten Tunisia.
“We could have also carried the day. The game was 50-50 but Tunisia used their last chance and they scored.”
Zambia’s next match is on Tuesday against South Africa before facing hosts Senegal on Friday.
Tunisia and Senegal are joint group leaders after winning their respective opening games on Saturday.