Former Chipolopolo captain and defender Elijah Tana is confident that Zambia will qualify to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Zambia lie third in Group E with 6 points, tied with second placed Congo Brazzaville who have a superior goal difference, while leaders Guinea Bissau sits on 7 points after four matches played.
George Lwandamina’s side visit Guinea Bissau on June 3 in a penultimate Group E match before hosting Kenya in their final fixture on September 2.
“It is too early to rule Zambia out of the Africa Cup qualifiers,” Tana said from Chingola.
“We still have a chance. We just need to win the remaining two matches,” the Nchanga Rangers assistant coach said.
Zambia recently picked up just two out of a possible six points in their Group E qualifying doubleheader against Congo-Brazzaville.
The Rainford Kalaba captained side were held 1-1 by Congo at home in Ndola on March 23 before they fought back on March 27 in Brazzaville to finish by the same scoreline.
“We need to support the national team,” Tana added.
Zambia last failed to qualify for the Africa Cup in 2004 under coach Patrick Phiri.