SVEN WAS WARNED ABOUT DEFENCE WEAKNESS BY A JOURNALIST…The Belgian coach responded sarcastically, “Maybe you saw another game!”
Chipolopolo Boys coach Sven Vandenbroeck may have remembered a question from The Mast Newspaper Sports Journalist Darius Kapembwa as the Togolese referee blew the final whistle on Sunday in Bissau.
With Zambia leading 1-0 and controlling the tempo of the game, seven minutes into the second half, down the left flank, defender Solomon ‘Capt Solo’ Sakala was taken to the cleaners.
As Stopilla Sunzu tried to clear off the cross, he scored an own goal and it was game on.
Zambia surrendered the lead and went on to lose 2-1 to Guinea Bissau.
Immediately after the final whistle, Zambians took to social media to blame the defence, especially the former Zambia Under-20 captain.
For the journalists, who attended Vandenbroeck’s post match press briefing on Wednesday at Heroes Stadium it was a case of Kapembwa being vindicated.
While it seemed like a ‘Stupid question’ as Vandenbroeck likes to call them, it was an insight from Kapembwa’s experience.
Below is Kapembwa’s question and Sven’s response after Zambia’s 2-1 win over Guinea Bissau at Heroes Stadium.
Darius Kapembwa : Coach Sven, your left and right back struggled with the physicality of the Guineans. Do you think that your defence is working properly and then what is gona be done better in the return leg?
Sven Vandenbroeck: I don’t think the 2 full backs had problems today. I think everyone did well. Maybe you saw another game, I don’t know. But everyone was good, our defence was strong. All in the end because of a little bit of pressure from their our opponents we conceded a stupid goal. It gave us a little bit of a bad felling in the back. But everyone in our team was better than our opponents.
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