Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Numba: We are preparing for 2021 AFCON qualifiers


Chipolopolo assistant coach Mumamba Numba says assembling the strongest post squad will be key as Zambia seek to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Zambia are in Group H together with newly crowned African champions Algeria, Zimbabwe and Botswana

Numba believe Zambia has a team that can end their two consecutive failures to qualify for the AFCON.

“We have played the three teams before in the qualifiers. I think Zimbabwe, Algeria and Botswana are very good teams,” Numba said.

“We have a young team that can play against Algeria, Zimbabwe and Botswana. With good preparations we can go to the Africa Cup this time around,” he said.

Numba, a former Zambia forward, is calling for early preparations.

“What is important to us as a nation is to get down to preparing the team so that we are ready before the games start. What is important is planning; we need to assemble the strongest team that can play and qualify us to the next AFCON.”


  1. If you ask us to vote for each player for each position then you can qualify.
    Just stop that nonsense of “developing a team”. You have a good team already.
    Keep this list:
    1. Sebastian
    2. Adrian
    3. Bruce Musakanya
    4. Kabaso
    5. Sunzu
    6. Mwepu
    7. Augustine
    8. Mukuka Mulenga is back
    9. Daka
    10. Kambole
    11. Fashion

    Don’t start experiments.

  2. Numba why are you telling us what you should do? Just start preparing and read on tactics and strategy while you are at it. Ati you are modelling after Croatia?

  3. Ba Chipolopolo na ba FAZ….or should i say fi Chipolopolo na fi FAZ, do you know how embarrassing/hurtful it has been watching the last two AFCONs from the sidelines without seeing our flag soaring high at the venue/e?? Resignations…dismissals… Demotions must happen IF we miss out on the next AFCON. Win ALL our home games and either win or draw away games.

  4. He is saying WE are preparing for afcon 2021 as if he will be the coach or is he campaigning to take over with his colleague. There is no preparation happening now until we have a coach at the helm with a mandate for afcon 2021 and world cup 2022. FAZ GIVE ZAMBIA Q COACH. DON’T WAIT TO HIRE A COACH AFTER YOU LOSE THE FIRST GAMES LIKE YOU DID TO SVEN.

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