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Some European based players fail to impress Micho

Zambia national team head coach Milutin Sredojevic says some of the European-based players who were summoned for the October FIFA window may not make a return in November after they failed to impress against Kenya and South Africa.

The Serbian gaffer said players who are coming from that far need to make a difference or else they will not be summoned.

Micho had summoned seven European based players before COVID-19 knocked out the Austrian based duo of striker Patson Daka and midfielder Enock Mwepu. The five players who made it are Russian based duo of striker Evans Kangwa and midfielder Klings Kangwa, Edward Chilufya who is based in Sweden, Polish-based Lubambo Musonda, and Fashion Sakala who plays his trade in Belgium.

“We know what happened with the two from Red Bull Salzburg. I hope they will not use the same trick in November if they use we need to find a plan B and plan B, We are having these five players professionals (Foreign Based) that have been and I need with the most respect without mentioning any names to say that three and a half of them have qualified to get tickets to come back and one and a half are in question mark whether they will get tickets to come back,” Micho told the ZamFoot Crew.

“Because bringing someone from different parts of the world and they don’t make a difference, unfortunately, that will not work with us. We what to bring people who are making a visible difference, I want to thank them it is not easy to come from there and I want to ask to you as a media and supporters to forgive them because they have been shocked with the weather there, The first 45 minutes was looking terrible with this coordination so many things but this we need to put that they are also human beings and all the things that have done well during this period let them take the credits whatever was wrong, I will take the blame.”

The former Uganda national team boss wants the team to improve all-round with better defending, good midfield play, and being sharp upfront.

“In the match against South Africa I need to tell you that I’m happy with the commitment, dedication, and hard work but that is only what I’m happy with because so many critical aspects to look at where Chipolopolo at present is far from what is supposed to be and we shall be extremely critical through GPS,” he said.

“We want a bigger physical output of our players. We want much much more from the point of defending better in-out play in the middle and much sharper ahead of us that to happen. We shall have a special program in preparation for the Botswana team that is in preparation in the field and they will be one month being together before playing us,” he added.

The Serbian gaffer was using the window to prepare for next months back to back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Botswana. Zambia will host the Zebras on 9th November before traveling to Gaborone on 8 days later.



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7 Comments to Some European based players fail to impress Micho

  1. BB says:

    Zambians we should learn to appreciate our players in times of joy and tears. Football is o about mindset and system ,it’s not about chipante pante type of playing .even if we bring ronaldo into the is no system he can’t perform ,we re just lucky to beat that finished team S.Africa .stop pointing fingers no sakala likula can you manage yourself he is in Belgium where Yu will never go or dream

  2. Prince says:

    He needs to stop washing his dirty linen public…some diplomacy is needed.

  3. Frank says:

    Micho keep up.we need transparency in the team

  4. Tony mash says:

    There is no heroism in stupidity this man is too small to coach Zambia. We need a coach who can drill chipolopolo not this coach he is already fighting players.. Obvious he is talking about fashion and chilufiya.. Let them concentrate with their clubs.. Where their bread is buttered .. You will be fired after zim match ..

    • Lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

      Fashion did well. Chilufya is not yet ready for the KK11 as he is either subed when he starts in or benched through out the game. Chilufya needs to establish himself as a regular. His time will come. Fashion is now a regular, therefore it is not him. It should be one of the 3 guys from the Russian league

  5. Tony mash says:

    This crown coach has exposed himself.. He never trained with these boys, they are yet to understand his philosophy and he is already attacking them. At first it was kabaso chongo… Now its Evans kwanga.. This idiot does not like to work with all player who are in late twenties . These boys are victims. Let him play with small boys he will get the results

  6. Lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

    Micho: “We know what happened with the two from Red Bull Salzburg. I hope they will not use the same trick in November if they use we need to find a plan B and plan B”

    Micho check the website of Red Bull. “The team have been quarantining recently after three Covid-19 cases – during the international break, which meant no player could report for international duty. That has been both a blessing and a curse: This is the reason why Mwepu and Daka did not come. No tricks were used

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