Chipolopolo coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has apologised to fans following Zambia’s shocking loss to Eswatini at the ongoing COSAFA Cup in South Africa.
The five-time champions lost 1-0 to Eswatini to stay bottom of Group A and the only team on zero points after two games and another two left to play.
Saturday’s defeat comes two days after Micho boys squandered a one-nil halftime lead to lose 2-1 to Lesotho in their opening game on July 8.
“From our side it is very hard to accept that we are losing matches. I believe we do not deserve to lose,” he said.
“I would like to use this opportunity to apologise to our supporters back home that we have lost the game,” Micho said during a live television post-match interview.
“I cannot blame anyone. I can only say players really tried their best. Unfortunately the best of our players was not enough to get us a better result today.”
Limping Zambia has fielded a strong squad which is being captained by 2012 AFCON champion Kennedy Mweene at the regional championship.
“It is not about how strong you are, it is about what you put on the field of play. And it is all about results,” Micho said.
The Serb has admitted being under pressure as Zambia coach.
“When we talk about pressure, pressure is always in this job,” he said.
Chipolopolo face Botswana on July 13 and South Africa on July 14 as they prepare for what is looking like a trophy handover ceremony in their remaining two Group A matches.
Call the copper bullets back. In Zambia every coach wants a brand new set of players. We had a very good team that won us AFCON but where’s it?. Look at Spain, France, Portugal and Germany they still have the core members of the team intact with players that started playing way before Nsunzu and Mayuka were born. But here comes the two ydiots in the name of Janza and Chambeshi. Dismantled all the corners and pillars of what took this nation a good 15years to build. But out of stupidity one decides to bring in kids and discarded everyone that could groom them. Those boys did better with their age mates you don’t for once expect them to beat teams of fully grown and well understanding individuals. No. Adults understand better what national service means not girlfriend/boyfriend service.
they want to play what they dont know
This Micho is good talker, and you idyots fall to it like prostitutes. This guy is failure of all times. Fire the guy, why keep him, is not an orphan. Players look unhappy, they are all kind of depressed like all Zambians.
Fire Micho, Fire all PF, and bring excitement in Zambia.
How much is Micho paying LT for protection and his image building? I really want to know.
The coach and the whole FAZ Executive should be fired before Zambia is humiliated during the World Cup qualifiers.
Its fine with you but you are back
I don’t think we’ve to change the team. Forget about Mayuka, Sunzu for now. We need the coach (a coach) that will be tactical. Our team is failing to make 3 passes. We lose possession easily and can’t finish. Brian Mwila looks like a solid player but it seems the stage is too big for him. When was the last time we clapped at player skill that we saw with Great Kalu, Chisamba Lungu. This coach is bringing our name into disrepute. This guy won’t take us to the world cup. Bring Wada, Chris Katongo and Janza
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