Zambia face hosts Senegal on Friday night (kickoff 19h00) in Dakar hoping to redeem some pride following their preliminary stage exit from the 2015 CAF Under-23 Cup.
Fighton Simukonda’s side has been eliminated from the eight-team tournament, that will decide Africa’s three 2016 Olympic Games representatives, following two successive defeats that have left them bottom of Group A on zero points after losing 2-1 to Tunisia on Saturday and 3-2 to South Africa on Tuesday.
“We have a lot to do and we need to work extra hard in our next match and defend the name of our country because we will be playing for pride,” Lubambo said.
Lubambo added that will not make the same mistakes they made against South Africa when they squandered a 1-0 halftime lead to fall.
“We shall play well and pick it up from there,” Lubambo said.
“It is a very disappointing defeat. We did our very best in the first half and then in the second half we slept little bit and were punished.”
Meanwhile, Zambia will face a tough time against a Senegal side who are not only have the luxury of home advantage but are also 2015 All-Africa Games champions and have also booked their place in the semifinals.
Senegal also come into the match as leaders of Group A with a 100 per cent run after beating South Africa 3-1 and Tunisia 2-0 are expected not to have any problems against their winless opponents.