Monday, June 17, 2024

Micho Bemoans Loss to Lesotho


Chipolopolo coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has bemoaned his team’s 2-1 loss to Lesotho in their opening COSAFA Cup match at Wolfson Stadium in Mandela Bay.

Defending champions Zambia on Thursday made an embarrassing start to their COSAFA Cup title defence despite fielding a strong lineup at the regional championship.

Zambia lost to a Lesotho side that had lost 3-1 to eSwatini in their opening Group A match on Tuesday.

“We have created clear cut chances that we did not convert, that were crucial moments in the game, instead of putting the game beyond opponents’ reach we have conceded that goal,” Micho said during a post match briefing.

Zambia gave up a 1-0 half time lead to lose through Lesotho’s late goals.

“In moments of domination, in moments when we have been totally in control of the game and against the run of play, we conceded that goal that has put us in a position that we need to go back to the drawing board and analyse the second half and prepare very well for the game against Eswatini that is supposed to help us to bounce back,” he said.

Chipolopolo now face eSwatini on July 10 in a match they must win with Botswana and South Africa to come thereafter in an uphill battle to retain their COSAFA Cup crown.


  1. He has failed I wonder why we are still keeping him,if it was those serious footballing countries this chap should have received his marching orders long time ago seems we are a country that accepts mediocrity.

  2. Why do we still play football? Actually The coach is a very good coach. He has proved himself elsewhere before

  3. Mr. Micho, Denmark lost the first game but went up to the semi-finals.
    Just analyse the game and move on.

  4. Micho whe are you going to stop bemoaning? We are tired of hearing same stories. Do something about it instead of crying. Maybe just resign or improve on your mistakes.

  5. Coach is not the problem.

    Chairman of FAZ is the problem. This is how low he has taken football in Zambia.

    Swallow your pride and ask Kalusha to take over.

  6. Micho, you may delegate authority but you cannot delegate responsibilty. The buck squarely stops at you. May I suggest that you negotiate with your employers if the order is too tall

  7. Sporting success is part of a value chain. And that starts with proper planning of residential areas where u leave land for various sporting disciplines in every area. With high urbanization, there’s no shortage of young people to take to the field , form teams that then provide local competition from where skills are tapped and developed. Instead wht do we see? U all know the answer so stop moaning poor performance.

  8. @indigo tyrol….go to FIFA with your proposal of Kaku. Unfortunately they dont tolerate corrupt individuals.

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