Chambeshi asks fans to have faith in technical bench
Chipolopolo stand in coach Beston Chambeshi has replied to criticism over player selection saying he has picked players who have the talent and needs support from the fans.
Chambeshi alluded to stiff competition at clubs as reason to why some of the boys where not playing but they have the necessary talent and will to succeed at national team especially that they have been there before.
” People can talk, They started with the U20 when we won the AFCON, Where were these boys playing?, but they came on board and showed the character. All we need is to have confidence in the technical staff . We can not pick a player who is not playing . These players have been training at their clubs , Look at Mangani look at Muchindu it’s only that these players at Club level are being blocked by big boys is what I can say otherwise they have got talent you don’t just have to say they are not playing they are training at their clubs it’s just they can’t be given that Chance that’s why we calling them here, Because we called 30 players, It does not mean all the 30 players will go to COSAFA,” He said
“We have to give chance to the players so that they get closer to the team because they have been here before Unless we are calling someone from the blue then they can say why are you calling this player but otherwise we need that confidence from the fans. I can not explain alot and say we got these players because of ABC all we need is that let them just support the team,” He added.
The Zambia U23 national team boss has also left the prospect of one or two foreign based players joining the squad open as many European leagues have gone on recess.
” We are looking at that but so far i have not heard how far they have been performing away from home so am waiting for the team manager and my technical stuff to come up with one or two players who will be available,” He said.
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