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Zambia battle for pride against tough Senegal

Sports Zambia battle for pride against tough Senegal

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.


  1. Some times i tend to believe we are too overconfident. Our defeat started at the very beginning, poor preparations, wrong selection of some players, lack of friendly matches. Without friendly matches you only discover your flows in real matches, by that time you have been beaten. A lot of lessons to be learnt, start chan preparations now not too weeks before and playing friendly games with Lusaka Dynamos. Select the best because you do not go to war with chickens.

  2. Lets bring back Christopher Katongo,George Chilufya,and Joseph Musonda to lead the CHAN squard, in goal forget about Nsabata twapapata bane. with their experience they can bring back confidence in the team. As long as we rely on Nsabata and company the CHAN outing will be aother flop and disgrace to the soccer loving Zambians.

    • There are no goalkeepers in Zambia except Danny Munyao, unfortunately naena talandalanda.
      FAZ should organize a tournament for rural goalkeepers.

  3. Ba Simukonda please never should you play nsabata even to select him for any national team duties because he has proved to be impotent.I know the selection of Nsabata to national team when he saved two penalties in a Barclays Cup game against Zanaco.But after that he has been tried on several occassions and proved incopetent

  4. our playerz there are too small they look like babes on the pitch no wonder they don’t look fit we need physice players not those i saw at the ongoing under 23 caf championship.

  5. I hope they don’t field that ka useless goal keeper who let in goals like he is in an economics experiment showing what all things being equal means… useless

  6. What’s the benefit? Battling for PRIDE? Which pride? Justifications and Excuses. Please spare us the pain. We would love to see you guys do well most of the times but many times it’s just discouragements. Why even talk about this match? Sometimes it’s better to just remain silent.

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