Bwale more focused on developing players than winning title
Zambia U20 national team coach Charles Bwale has stuck to his development agenda for the junior copper bullets ahead of the 2018 COSAFA U20 championships.
This is opposed to the wishes of some sections of fans who are calling for an all out win at the the tournament to be hosted in Zambia.
Bwale who will be in-charge of the junior Chipolopolo when they attempt to win their 12th title, believes winning will be a bonus as the main aim is to develop players for the national team.
“The most important part about the coming tournament is about development. We just have to gauge their development and if we get the cup it will be a move in the right direction but that’s not the ultimate. The ultimate is seeing most of the boys graduate to the senior team,” he said.
Bwale says he is not under any form of pressure to deliver after the disappointment with both men and women senior national teams.
“This is a different category and we know what happened with the senior men’s and women’s teams and I know people are looking at the U20 team but the way football is you shouldn’t do this under pressure. You have to do things accordingly and make sure we do things in the right way and correctly,” he said.
Bwale is expected to name a final squad any day this week for the tournament that will be staged in Kitwe and Mufulira between 2nd and 14th December.
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