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.
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