Sven stays modest despite Chipolopolo victory

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Sven Vandenbroeck has cautioned that Wednesdays 2019 AFCON qualifier victory was a welcome development but that a lot still needed to be done.

Chipolopolo beat Guinea Bissau 2-1 at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka to collect their first Group K victory in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.

“No, because in the end, we still do not have the advantage. The relief will come when we qualify,” Vandenbroeck said.

The result has pushed Zambia from bottom to second in Group K on 4 points, tied with Guinea Bissau who drop to third .

Mozambique lead on four points from two games and only play their third match this Saturday when they host bottom placed Namibia, who have one point, in Maputo.

Zambia are heading to Guinea Bissau on Thursday on a charter flight for game four this Sunday.

“Until then, we’re still in a race, until all the six games have been played. And next Sunday the same game is more important,” Vandenbroeck said.

“Today (Wednesday) we knew what we had to do and we brought that task to a good end.”

Goals from Stopilla Sunzu in the 16th and Justin Shonga in the 58th minute ended Chipolopolo’s winless Group K drought.

But a howler by goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene in the 80th minute off a poor back pass from defender Solomon Sakala gifted Fredrick Mendy the consolation goal for Guinea Bissau.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. – it was not Solomon’s pass, why you want to finish such a talent. It was best Stophila pass.
    – Mweene we all know his Kitwe United delaying tactics cost Zambia games. But he APOLOGIZED in front of your Edgar.
    You need apologize to young Solomon for denting his career.

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    • I ve just watch the match again and noticed that Mweene scored from a very difficult angle. Watch HH in the stadium to watch the outcome of his influence on his tribesmen?

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  2. Sven Vandenbroeck’s substitutions left much to be desired. Justin and Lubambo were the ones who were supposed to be rested that way the shape of the team would have remained the same but would have had a little more depth in middle of the pack. Instead he removed an attacking midfielder (Enock) and introduced a defensive one in Salulani making the team have two defensive midfielders. The coach went further to rest another attacking midfielder (Augustine) only to replace him with an out and out striker (Patson) to partner Justin there-go creating a gap between midfield and attack. This gap allowed our opponents space to exploit and push for a goal. This brought pressure on our defense as the Guineans played more and more in our end of the field. With this pressure an error was made which…

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    • Are you a coach for heavens sake? The knew what he was doing and you want to think for him…….shame on you!

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    • Ba Just Looking – The shame is on you. Zizo offered a reasonable analysis. You offered nothing apart from insulting him. Truly empty bins ………..

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  3. Am just congratulations the boys for making us Zambian to rise up our flags in yesterday’s game and over to mweene it was a mistake we all make mistakes…hope now we going next year to bring back now our CUP

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  4. Mweene please we know you are Tonga but please stop get advice for HH. That guy is unpatriotic Zambian. You know Mweene from being different from these others.

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  5. Mweene is cool! He is from Kitwe not Monze! Please leave him alone! We never play “HH” thing there. I wish the little boy grew up there too, he could be different! Anyway, ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION, friends!

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  6. @ziza KEEP UR IDEAS TO URSELF , U KNOW NO BALL JUST EXPOSING UR KA TONGA ENGLISH FULL OF NOTHING BUT IGNORANCE. PLEASE APPLY TO FAZ TO BE COACH , I BET UR APPLICATION WILL BE USED AS TISSUE PAPER

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