Thursday, May 30, 2024

Chiyangi: CHAN draw not a setback


Chipolopolo coach Aggrey Chiyangi insists Friday night’s away draw against Botswana is not a setback in their 2020 CHAN qualifiers.

Botswana and Zambia played out to a 0-0 in their second round, first leg match at Francistown on July 26.

The result saw Botswana still unbeaten at home against Zambia in a CHAN qualifier following a 1-0 win and 1-1 draw at the same stage in the 2009 and 2014 qualifiers respectively but Chipolopolo later won the home legs to eliminate The Zebras.

“It is a good result because, playing away, and getting a draw; it is not the worst result. What we did not want was to lose here,” Chiyangi said in a post-match interview in Francistown.

“The most important thing is that at least we have managed to hold them to a 0-0 result. The only thing we have to do now is to go back home and plan very well for them.”

The final leg is set for August 3 in Lusaka with the winner over both legs advancing to the final qualifying round to face Angola or eSwatini away in September and at home in October.


  1. Okay but please don’t take us back to the drawing board. Both us n the board itself are tired of each other.

  2. CHAN draw is a set back because it was a 0-0 draw (goaless). A scoring draw like 1-1 or 2-2 could have meant Zambia having away goals as an advantage. If Botswana scores one goal in Zambia during the return match then it’s game over

  3. There we go again. There is never an emergence in Zambian Football even when the red lights are blinking continuously. If a Zambian coach cannot get worried for failing to score in a game with Botswana then you know there is a problem. Before some one goes ranting defending the coach – have a look at the FIFA rankings and see the acres of space between Zambia and Botswana. We should all be very afraid

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