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Mwepu: Zambia showed real character

Sports Mwepu: Zambia showed real character

Enoch Mwepu
Enoch Mwepu

Midfielder Enock Mwepu has revealed that Chipolopolo are very relieved to have beaten Zimbabwe on Wednesday and qualified for Saturday’s Four-Nations Finals.

Chipolopolo rallied twice in a dramatic semifinal clash at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola that sparked with goals in the second half when Zambia defender Isaac Shamujompa conceded a 47th minute own goal to give Zimbabwe a 1-0 lead.

Justin Shonga equalized in the 64th minute but Zimbabwe reclaimed the lead in the 73rd minute through Talent Chawapiwa before Lazarus Kambole restored parity in stoppage time to see the match decided on post-match penalties.

Kambole’s then clinched it for Zambia in sudden death of the shootouts after Cliff Moyo had missed for Zimbabwe.

“I think we have a good team, with good character, with a positive attitude and we told each other that we cannot lose this game because the nation will be on us,” Mwepu said.

“But we kept that confidence in ourselves until the final whistle and thank God for that goal.”

Zambia will now face South Africa in the final at 18h00 on Saturday at Levy Stadium while Zimbabwe and Angola will play for bronze at 15h00.

“We just had one day together to seriously train for Zimbabwe but now we have two days recover to train and I believe we will be better against South Africa,” Mwepu said.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. But poor reporting nipamushi. In any football match report the score is important. It is usually mentioned in the first paragraph. In this story the reporter leaves everything up to the reader to find out what were the scores

  2. MWEPU is not a spokesperson for Chipolopolo neither did he play well on wednesday the boy needs to be benched. I doubt he spoke these words cos. he cant speak chizungu ..ati the nation will be on us ..?? ZED FOOTBALLERS ENGLISH

    • With smoky ZNBC picture quality I can’t blame you for rubbishing Mwepu’s performance that evening. But truth is Mwepu had nice game. Its that selfish, useless and overrated Fashion Sakala, that defend and our coach who almost gave away the game to Zimbabweans. Augustine Mulenga struggled in the first half because he has just recovered from the injury he picked in SA. In the second half the boy raised his game and started doing his usual but the Wada man decided to remove him instead Fashion. The coach also made a plunder fielding Brian Mwila who has not being playing competitive football since Chan games. Brian is a brilliant striker but is not fit yet. Mbwewe, Shonga and Kambole should start in front against SA. Mwepu and Agustine should marshal the middle field. Our defenders are too…

  3. So Zambians will always look for something negative to say! Bwafya! Spectators always feel they can do better yet bali muma terraces!!

  4. Do not use Solomon Sakala and Rodrick Kabwe the defence was weak on the rear flanks, Wada make changes.

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