Zambia must qualify for AFCON 2019-Kilambe

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Former Chipolopolo striker Rotson Kilambe hopes the frustration of missing out on the 2017 Africa Cup will motivate Zambia to qualify for the 2019 tournament in Cameroon.

Zambia will battle against Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and Namibia in Group K of the 2019 Africa Cup qualifying campaign.

Minnows Guinea Bissau are in Gabon at the expense of Chipolopolo whom they beat at home after the away game finished goalless in Ndola.

In an interview in Kitwe, Kilambe said qualifying for the next Africa Cup is a must for Zambia.

“We must qualify from that group. We are used to qualifying for the Africa Cup. It is sad for us Zambians to watch the Africa Cup minus our team.,” Kilambe said.

“Missing the 2017 Africa Cup is a motivation enough for Zambia to qualify for the next Africa Cup,” the ex-Power Dynamos forward said.

He said winning home games will be key as Zambia attempts to qualify for Cameroon 2019.

Coach Wedson Nyirenda’s side launches the qualifiers with the home game against Mozambique on June 10.

“In football there is winning, losing and drawing but we should target winning home games and try to get draws away,” Kilambe said.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. There has not been many Stars to watch in recent past AFCON’s. Most Professional Black players play for European countries now.

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    • In Zambia we the masses/supporters have this kind of bad tendenfcy of finishing players, let us leave that with the player and coach themselves to call the shorts. I ,for one , agree that especially Chris Katongo is still full of Vuma in his legs also Chamanga too!

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  2. I hope Kilambe knows that qualifying is a must for every country. The same problem we have since 1964 is still there, Zambian strikers can’t score goals. Even in the league, the top scorer awards goes to a guy who scores about 15 goals the whole season. Not sure whether the knack for goals for our strikers needs brain or leg surgery

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  3. I think everyone knows this fact even my 2 yr old boy, so it should not be a news Item please, lets talk of WEDSON NYIRENDA is he a coach to trust ? or we Bring in HERVE RENARD as morocco is firing him for failing to pass the preliminary stage of AFCON 2017. ALSO WHAT ABOUT THE KATONGO BROTHERS ARE THEY NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO BE IN THE TEAM AGAIN WHEN EGYPT VCAN FEATURE A 45 YEAR OLD AL HADARI? CHRIS IS STILL YOUNG AND IS OUR FINEST PLAYER OUT OF THE RUBISH THAT WE HAVE

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  4. Ati we should try to win all home games and draw away games.What a target.Aim high why draw away games,kilambe aim to win all games.

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  5. Comment:we just hav to win all the games in order to send the message to all the groups that zambia is a giant killer, thats the spirit we want .

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  6. It should be the task of every Zambian player and Coach to win each game they are representing Zambia in.
    The issue of goals is evident at the current Afcon 2017.
    Is the Zambia coach paying attention? Do we have a scout to the Algeria games or to the Cameroon games?
    Are you taking notes? James Chamanga must be involved in the World Cup Qualifiers. Find a good strike combination and we need someone behind who works his socks…like Luka Modric for Croatia. Two great winners and stabilize that worrisome defense. The keeper position is okay with Mweene…we cannot concede silly goals and give away cheap penalties at the back. Zambia is better with a pressing game high tempo game. That means we need a very fit team. Only way to win. Algeria tires quickly…Nigeria can be matched…

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