Wedson pleased with draw


Wedson Nyirenda says Saturday’s draw has put Zambia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying race back on track.

Zambia snatched a valuable 1-1 away draw against Cameroon in Limbe on November 12 to collect their first point in Group B after losing 2-1 in their opening game at home to Nigeria on October 9.

“We are still in contention for the World Cup, we have two games at home and we need to get maximum points,” Nyirenda said.

Zambia will play Algeria in a doubleheader next year on August 28 at home and September 2 away before hosting Cameroon on November 6 in their penultimate Group B match.

Chipolopolo are now third from bottom in Group B on 1 point, tied with Algeria who drop to 4th after losing 3-1 away to leaders Nigeria who have maximum 6 points.

Cameroon are second on 2 points.


  1. Zambia lacked true central midfielders against Cameroon. There was a huge gap between defense and attack. Every time Mweene passed the ball to the defenders, they resorted to long balls against a tall Cameroon side. A true central midfielder would have been the conduit between defense and attack. This team will be exposed by the Algerians, who play a European style of football, unless the coach identifies some box to box midfielders.

  2. first he said that he was disappointed with the result and attributed it to bad refereeing. now he is pleased with the same result. Buffoonery??

  3. We have employed a SUBSTANDARD coach who accepts average/poor performance. Reason, he is not qualified and not played soccer at the highest level.

  4. I’m not supporter of any local coach but I must say that Wedson has organised our defense very well. We still lose possession easily but definitely look better… I also like that he commands from the touchline…

  5. NO coach should be happy with a DRAW on a game he was leading wembutuma we, he is NAIVE , ARCHAIC, MYOPIC and above all he is a NOVICE IN COACHING A NATIONAL TIME LIKE donald trump iN POLITICS, PLEASE FAZ remove this animal before he causes damage tO OUR SOCCER

  6. That is why Chisamba Lungu shouted at Lwandamina, why putting Sinkala, Fwayo on beach for 97minutes played? Why taking Katongo Christopher then put him off the beach??? we are going no where…with this coach. Some of us we fans of Fwayo Tembo, now is like a cooking stick, usefull ku training and useless pa game. That is why Chisamba shouted.

  7. This is the best Coach Zambia has since Renard left..He is still trying to find the winning formula as well as the right players to fit in his plan. Remember he has had no time to settle. He will do great wonders when he settles down. The future is bright with Wedson as our coach..

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