We have to recover now, prepare for CHAN, says Kalu
Football Association of Zambia President Kalusha Bwalya has had his say on Zambia Under-23’s early elimination and failure to qualify for the Olympics.
Kalusha, who was in that 1988 great side which made Africa proud which thumped Italy 4-0 at the Seoul Olympics felt the boys let themselves down on Tuesday after a second capitulation.
“I thought it was an most important match, we let ourselves down. In the first half we seemed to be in control and after we scored there was not so much danger coming from South Africa.
“At the beginning of the second half, in a 6 minute spell we lost the match. At the end we did not step up to take the opportunity that was before us. We go out learning the hard way. We have to recover and start to prepare for the CHAN now ,” added Kalusha.
Zambia boasted of over 10 players with senior international caps and in addition to that the entire national team technical bench was in charge.
Most of the players from the Under-23 are likely to form the backborne of the CHAN Squad.
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