Monday, June 24, 2024

Nyirenda predicts tough match against tactical Sudan

Zambia national team coach Wedson Nyirenda has predicated a tough match on Saturday when his troops will take to the pitch to face Sudan in a CHAN 2018 quarter final encounter.

The Chipolopolo tactician believes game are getting tougher as the tournament progresses. Nyirenda is alive to the fact that his team needs to up their game if they have to remain in the competition.

“As the games are moving to the next stages, the games are getting tougher. The teams that are remaining are doing their best, the coaches must do their best and players too,” Nyirenda told

The Copper Bullets boss is worry of Sudan who has been a tough but to crack for Zambia. Nyirenda is anticipating a very tough match.

“Sudan is not a pushover team, they have been a thorn in our flesh most of the time we have played them. Going into this game it is not going to be easy, they gave Morocco a very good run and they are playing very well, they are highly tactical and disciplined players,” he said.

Nyirenda has also called on his players to play a better game than the one they had against Namibia and stick to their tactical plan.

“I think we need to adhere to our tactical plan and rise up to the occasion better than we did against Namibia and these other games.”

Zambia will play Sudan on Saturday at the Grand Stade de Marrakech in a 21:30 hours (Zambian time) kickoff. with the match live on pay television channel SuperSport.


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  1. Do your home work as a coach. You do not need to play with two striker. Play with a triangle in midfield kondwani, malama and chirwa.. Two wingers and one striker.. Mulenga and mbewe they are only good when going foward. They are not ball winners. Conjest the midfield and attack with wing back.

  2. Coach you erred a bit in the game against Namibia. You should have rested key players and those on yellow cards. That could have created competition in the team. You have protected players like Simon Silwimba who won’t play the next game. Anyway I trust that you still make a strong team to mount a good challenge for the Sudanese. Go Zambia go Chipolopolo!

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