NO STUPID TALK – SVEN…as former African Champs to miss AFCON 2019 finals
Zambia coach Sven Vandenbroeck saw his tactics backfire as Chipolopolo put up a dismissal performance to miss the Cameroon 2019 African Cup of Nations for the second consecutive time after losing to Mozambique on Sunday at Maputo’s Estadio Nacional do Zimpeto.
And Vandenbroeck said it’s not the time to start saying ‘Stupid things’ and it was to early to to talk about his contract after failing to guide the team to the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Vandenbroeck’s delay to substitute early the ineffective Emmanuel Banda and Augustine Mulenga cost Chipolopolo as a lone goal by Renaldo Faite in the 63rd minute settled the match.
Zambia exit the qualifiers with four points from a possible 15 and a game to spare.
The Chipolopolo Boys are 4 points off Group K leaders Namibia and Guinea Bissau while Mozambique are on 7 points thanks to a double over Zambia.
The Belgian, who was hired to steer the mighty Chipolopolo to AFCON 2019 finals said there was no need to start saying about stupid things because everyone was frustrated with the disappointing result.
“I think at this moment we don’t need to speak to much. It’s too soon to start making conclusions,” Vandenbroeck said in a post match interview with the Times of Zambia.
“I think we need a few days to recover from the loss. Recover from not qualifying to the finals,” he said
The gaffer suggested that there’s need to go back to the famous ‘drawing board’ and chat the way forward.
“We need to sit all together and make a good conclusion. We need to cool down first instead of saying stupid things when we are still frustrated,” said Vandenbroeck
He added he could not say he deserved a contract because it was time to reflect on the defeat.
[Times of Zambia]
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