Ex-Chipolopolo defender Billy Mwanza has backed under fire Green Buffaloes defender Adrian Chama after his uninspiring display when Zambia lost to Nigeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on October 9.
Chama has been criticized heavily by fans after his lapses gifted Nigeria goals when Zambia lost 2-1 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
In an interview in Kitwe, Mwanza said Chama remains a good player despite flopping against Nigeria.
The ex-Golden Arrows defender believes Chama deserves encouragement.
“You can’t judge a player in one game. Football is not about one game,” Mwanza said.
“He didn’t do well against Nigeria but we can’t throw him away. He is our player and needs encouragement,” he said.
Mwanza encouraged Chama to remain strong after being criticized heavily.
“He has to be strong. You know this is football and people talk a lot sometimes. He has to remain focused, work on his mistakes and be strong,” he said.
Mwanza supported coach Wedson Nyirenda’s decision to include Chama in his 24-member team of local players ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cameroon on November 12.
“I think the coach did well to include him in the new squad. He is one of the best players we have in the league.”
This Chama boy the son to Chama Chakomboka is a shame to zambian football , a defender sure kunyunyiwa olilo ,,never seen, he is very lucky that mentors like Billy Mwanza can encourage the chap , he needs to learn from Billy Mwanza hardwork , and passion for the game
Billy mwanza prepare yourself you will be the next to be insulted you are supporting this guy as if you never played soccer,is that the way you used to play?This guy called adrian chama is useless there are other players who can do better than that failure.This is where zambian coaches go wrong.The current zambia national team is totally different from the kk11 team.This is because of corruption,it has gone almost in every angle.you want to be someone it`s corruption,you want to be part of the national soccer team is corruption,Everything in zambia is corruption.The change will only come if corruption is stopped.If the the current government went into power through corruption then it is not easy to end corruption.Zambia national team will only do well if corruption is stopped .When…
adrian chama is a good player.watch him play for GBFC you will wonder what happened that day.lets give him another chance.mind you even the best players make mistakes.
You Headman, this is the second time this guy is making a mistake. He allowed us to lose to Guinnea Bissau.
You want us to regret? go to hell!
@billy mwanza. This Chama your player. Period. Don’t generalize. He is yours alone.
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