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Nyirenda: The future looks good with the kids

Chipolopolo Boys coach Wedson Nyirenda has heaped praise on the young players following the 2-2 draw against Cameroon at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Saturday.

The African Champions came from behind twice to cancel out Patson Daka and Brian Mwila’s goals.

Though there has been question marks on Zambia’s defensive line marshaled around Stopilla Sunzu, a lot of positives came out especially in the final third.

The build up to Mwila’s goal was a marvel to watched and led the international media compare it to the Samba Boys of Brazil.

“I am happy with the boys; I think there is a lot of hope in this team. I think the future looks good,” Wada Wada said in a post match interview.

Though there’s divided opinion on the axing of Zambian legends like Rainford Kalaba and Nathan Sinkala, the attacking threat posed by the likes of Enock Mwepu, Daka, Fashion Sakala, Mwila and Augustine Mulenga has given hope not only to the Chipolopolo faithful but also to the outspoken gaffer as well.

“The young players accounted for themselves well, and Cameroon were equally good. This game gives us an impression of how the boys can stand the pressure of playing at home.

Wada Wada’s rebuilding process has just started but he is alive to the fact that come next year, he will judged.

Next up is the CHAN tournament in Morocco next year before the Cameroon 2019 African Cup of Nations resumes in March 2018 against Namibia in Windhoek on match day 2.

Zambia lost the opening game against Mozambique 1-0 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

AFCON Qualifiers – ZamFoot


6 Comments to Nyirenda: The future looks good with the kids

  1. Kasama Boy says:

    Despite their shortcomings, I believe all our coaches are doing their best given their abilities. I am one Zambian who still believes in our very own.
    What I suggest should be done is to send WADA (Senior Nation Team); Chambeshi and Numba (Age groups U20 and U23), and maybe the (grand) fatherly figure of Patrick Phiri (U17), to both Germany and Brazil for training. They can go on Gov’t to gov’t bilateral or even multi lateral agreements. Let them do 6 months in each place, then come and take their rightful place in Zambian soccer.
    Keep rotating the training programmes for these coaches in Brazil and Germany. We could even make it a point that for one to coach a Premier League team, they should first undergo these training programmes sponsored by government. then we are going to have a big cadre of trained coaches at premier league level who could then impart the required skills to the players at club level. remember these players spend very little time at National Team level. They need to sharpen their skills at club level.
    I have always been against foreign coaches for the costs involved, which I believe can cover the costs of training our own patriotic sons of the soil.
    We did it before in the past and can still DID it now.

  2. Bank says:

    Wada must be an assistant is learning don’t even give him hands.He don’t know what is doing we will fail to qualify to Afcon.Even Chan gvt will just money there no vision in our team.He will just keep saying we are building his senseless.Just drop him from that position he can’t do it and ba faz stop what you are doing

  3. Mark c says:

    I agree Wada will not qualify zambia to afcon. How can you consider a goal in injury time. You should not drop kalaba you are making a mistake


    @ People let’s call a spade a spade : He is a very good Coach! he has a vision for Zambia, he can be seen by his deadly selection of players!
    He has made an excellent national team for Zambia! In Zambian football history no Zambian did this before; all the past Zambian coaches were playing names and what they found but for his case is different is identifying talent!
    Zambia National Soccer Team is now respected around the grobe despite not qualify for World Cup!
    He will take Zambia National Soccer Team to Cameroon in 2019. A good leader must listen to his members and that’s a characteristic of a good leader.

  5. Pungwa says:

    Wada is ust okay for the time being. We are in much better shape than we were when he took over from Chicken George. Who knew Brian Mwila, Augustine Mulenga, Mbewe, Shonga etc. He just needs to improve on his tactical approach. he needed to put in midfielders and defenders in the last 15 minutes, not the likes of Augustine Mbewe.

  6. yah u c LBSS says:

    For tactic, we should rethink of calling Charlie Musonda boys

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