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.