Sven targets a minimum of 4 points against Guinea Bissau
Chipolopolo Boys coach Sven Vandenbroeck has said Zambia needs a minimum of four points to stand any chance of qualifying to the Cameroon 2019 African Cup of Nations next year.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday at Football House as he unveiled his 24 man squad, the Belgian born coach is aware that Zambia can’t afford to drop points as the qualifiers reach the climax.
With a round of two matches played, the Southern African powerhouse are yet to record a victory.
Zambia lost to Group K leaders Mozambique before a dissapointing draw against Namibia last month.
With six points at stake next week as Zambia and Guinea Bissau go head to head, a defeat for the Chipolopolo Boys might end the nation’s 18th appearance at the African Cup of Nations.
Just like the Chipolopolo faithful, Vandenbroeck is aware that it’s calculator time.
“Everyone knows Mathematics, we all know that we are three points behind,” Vandenbroeck said
Zambia and Namibia have a point each while Mozambique and Guinea Bissau are on four points.
“That means, a minimum of four out of six to stay in the race, and six out of six to have an advantage over Guinea Bissau to have an open door to qualify,” he said.
Should the Chipolopolo Boys collect six points then they will either go top or second depending on the outcome of the back to back qualifier between Namibia and Mozambique
Zambia host Guinea Bissau on Wednesday and the two nations will battle it out on match day 4 three days later on.
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