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Chiyangi praises under pressure Zambia for showing character

Sports Chiyangi praises under pressure Zambia for showing character

Chipolopolo coach Aggrey Chiyangi says his players did the most honourable obligation to redeem themselves in Sunday’s 2019 COSAFA Cup quarterfinal win over Malawi.

An unconvincing Zambia battled from two-down to finish 2-2 against Malawi and subsequently beat The Flames 4-2 on post-match penalties to reach COSAFA Cup semifinal for a third successive year.

Defeat would have seen Chipolopolo fail to qualify to the last four for the first time since 2016.

“We just had to keep talking to them, and when we went into halftime, we told them that we cannot lose to Malawi. I said can we revive the Zambian spirit, and when we came back from halftime, that’s what we did. It is good that at least we came back and scored the two goals,” Chiyangi said.

Gabadinho Mhango put Malawi ahead in the 2nd minute before he won a 48th minute penalty that Gerald Phiri converted.

Zambia then scored their two goals against the run of play through Austin Muwowo and Emmanuel Chabula in the 58th and 88th minutes respectively.

The luck of the lottery then favoured Zambia in the shootout to see them book a massive semifinal date against defending champions Zimbabwe on June 5.

Zimbabwe have beaten Zambia in both the 2017 and 2018 COSAFA Cup finals.

15 COMMENTS

  1. Chiyangi, Chiyangi, Chiyangi..how many times have i called your name. We have alot of problems to add on watching a game with pressure. What on earth is the reason for the following

    1. Shonga, mulenga and mwape all out and yet Zimbabwe has Khama who is still going to african cup.
    2. Leaving Musakanya pa bench
    3. The Goal keeper you chose intimidated with the atmosphere leaving out goal keepers who are exposed
    4. taking along Robot chambeshi who just doesnt like substituion lest you copy from him.
    5. Kamanga allowing this team on our tax payers money

    • Zambians please watch replays on YouTube etc. There is the striker with punk haircut, I think it’s Green Eagles Tapson Kaseba. That is a powerhouse, he is like Mbesuma. What a strong player.
      Then that Muwowo scored a beautiful goal!! It will be best goal of tournament.
      Sebastian is a very very good goalkeeper. So modern goalkeeper. If he had debuted at home ground, he could have declared that Zambia has finally found a goalie. Give him chance.

    • Thanks Nostradamus I have been singing about this Tapson Kaseba who has been overlooked since coming second top scorer in 2017/2018 season second only to idris Mbombo a Congolese even this He only played half the games if not quarter but scored goals. This player is a complete striker who needs encouragement to gain confidence.

    • My brother this culture of EATING has destroyed everything in our country- even soccer. These officials like players from whom they can easily STEAL their allowances. These poor will just be overwhelmed by 1. Experiencing a first flight in life
      2. Beautiful scneries of the beaches and port of Durban

    • Where did you watch the game, under the sea or grave yard? mulekula and mulekwata amano!

    • Nostra is not talking about results He is talking about your sickness which has a negative energy, this has nothing to do with the permanence of the team but a mindset that is retrogressive.

  2. Zimbabwe has everything to beat us but they wont. I can’t put a finger on it but we have the capacity to beat the warriors. Although the Zambian goal keeper made a huge mistake in the Malawi game he redeemed himself. I think he is good. Musakanya must start. I feel ba Aggrey made his team on merit not corruption as some of your are suggesting. He was a good player. I think he know what he is doing this time. Rusike and Khama are manageable.

  3. I watched the game, not very impressive but coach is right on the character of resilience. also note Zambia is seeding Zambia c every time for the last 4 years. we may not be winning the cup but we have exposed more players than Zim with Khama everytime.

  4. I THINK MALUNGU SHOULD HAVE WITHSTOOD PRESSURE THAN THOSE TWO GOAL KEEPERS YOU TOOK MR CHIYANGI.
    FOR GOD’S SAKE WHY DID YOU DROP MALUNGA?

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