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We have to give our fans a 2019 AFCON present-Nyirenda

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Zambian National team Coach Wedson Nyirenda shouting instructions to his charges
Zambian National team Coach Wedson Nyirenda shouting instructions to his charges
Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda says Zambia will approach the 2019 Africa Cup qualifiers cautiously.

Zambia has been drawn in Group K of the Cameroon AFCON qualifying campaign alongside Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and Namibia.

Minnows Bissau qualified for the 2017 AFCON at the expense of Zambia whom they defeated at home with the away game finishing in a draw in Ndola.

“There is no easy draw in football. The best is to respect our opponents,” Nyirenda reacted.

“Guinea Bissau eliminated us from the 2017 Africa Cup. Namibia they recently beat us in Cosafa and Mozambique are not a push over,” he said.

Zambia launches the 2019 qualifying campaign against Mozambique on June 10.

“We are going to approach every game that comes our way with so much caution and respect but of course with a zeal to win,” he said.

12 group winners from pool A to L plus hosts Cameroon will earn automatic qualification to the Africa Cup.

“We do not have to go into the past with hands folded that we are Chipolopolo.”

Nyirenda is confident the 2012 Africa Cup winners will be in Cameroon.

“This time I think we are going to do better. We have to take our people to see the next Africa Cup finals,” he said.

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  1. your friends are playing in 2017, imwe bwebwebwe 2019 nafi media houses fyaisa to cover as news,, it’s not news that’s future impossible tense

  2. How does Zambia fail to reach Afcon finals in Gabon? I just fail to understand how Guinea Bissau beat us! Where was Kalaba? Then you cry when Kalu says awe mwaichi. Talent goes with applying it, what these Kalaba chaps do it act like Bank Managers toward loan applicants, you guys were nothing before the Zambia National team took you under its wings nomba ukushumfwa bafikamba as a result Zambia has failed to make it! So sad a real tragedy!

    • Simply it was infighting and poor travel plan for players arriving to away games hours beforekick off = tired legs ?

  3. This is rubish na ma reporters ya Sala let’s jst keep on watching ama arm worms dat listening to yo opinions (jst relax ad get paid) kai fyamu Zambia (evn our selling cn show dat can’t go anywhere kalaba to congo) kwabafye insala

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