Chipolopolo Assistant coach Moses Sichone believes his team has the capacity to beat the Eagles of Mali from what he saw in Friday’s defeat.
Sichone, who is in charge of the team following the departure of Crot Aljosa Asanovic, was also quick to admit that Mali has a good team.
The crowd at the Stade du 26 Mars in Bamako was electric and it is expected to be more of the same on Monday but the former Nchanga Rangers defender feels the players adapted well on Friday.
“I think the first game we saw how intense it was. I must confess that Mali has a good team but we played according to instructions, the boys showed that they are able to beat Mali and that’s what we are looking forward to tomorrow (today,” he said.
“The players must take the huge crowd professionally, It’s up to them how they adapt to the huge crowd. From what I saw on Friday the boys took it professionally.”
Sichone wants to see an improved performance from the team, working on mistakes made in the loss on Friday.
“Like I said earlier we came here to prepare and we also want to win , we want to beat Mali. We did well and I was able to see the mistakes we made. We allowed Mali to score that goal, we hope to do better and carry the day.”
El Bilal Touré’s first half strike was enough to hand Mali a well deserved win. Zambia are now winless in their last three games.
The duo will square off again this evening at the Stade du 26 Mars in Bamako at 21:00hrs.