Former Chipolopolo star Kenneth “Bubble” Malitoli has lamented Zambia’s failure to qualify for the Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Zambia missed out on qualifying for the AFCON following a 3-2 loss in Guinea Bissau in a round five match played on Saturday.
In an interview in Ndola, Malitoli said failure to win home games costed Zambia.
“It is sad that we lost on Saturday but I think we messed it up here in Zambia when we draw two games at home,” he said.
Zambia is placed third in Group E with six points after recording one win, three draws and a loss.
“It feels very bad that we are not going to the Africa Cup. Again we have to go back to the drawing board and restart afresh.
“We need to re-organise ourselves. Let’s find out what went wrong and why we didn’t win at home,” said the ex-Nkana and Esperance striker.
Zambia last missed out on Africa Cup qualification in 2004