Monday, June 24, 2024

Vandenbroek: Zambia will qualify to AFCON

New Chipolopolo Boys coach Sven Vanderbroeck has said Zambia will qualify for next year’s African Cup of Nations.

Having lost 1-0 to Mozambique on match day 1, Zambia has five matches left to resurrect  their campaign and the Belgian’s immediate task is to win those games starting with September’s Southern Africa derby against Namibia.

While FAZ President Andrew Kamanga has set qualification  to African Cup of Nations as the Belgian’s target, many Chipolopolo faithful branded that as a ‘Cheap performance based target.’

There are many fans who believe that Zambia doesn’t struggle to qualify to African Cup of Nations.

“I was shocked to read that qualifying Zambia to AFCON is what Kamanga and co are considering as performance based contract/target for the new coach,” a Chipolopolo fan said.

“Qualification to the World Cup should be viewed as an objective and not AFCON. AFCON is a birth right for Zambia.

Vandenbroek has been watching games since he arrived in the country last Friday.

Since 1990, Zambia has failed to qualify twice; in 2004 and 2017.

While Kamanga seems like he is not sure of the Chipolopolo’s pedigree on the continent,  Vandenbroeck showed the boss that there are no two ways about it.

Asked if Zambia will qualify for the African Cup of Nations in 2019 by ZNBC’s Matimba Konje
he responded with a definite yes.

“Yes, Zambia will qualify,” Vandebroeck answered.

The Belgian answered with confidence during the interview on ZNBC.

He talked about a wide range of issues including the captain armband and his experience in Cameroon.

Vanderbroeck has been in Zambia for a week, and going by his interviews, the Belgian has been impressive and seems like the real dea

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  1. Imwe bane! Reporters ask questions that can help one avail his plans on how to improve areas he has seen lagging coupled with his past experience not whether Zambia will qualify or not. Has he seen players…kkk very funny!

    First question would have been, what he has seen wrong in our squard and past performances, tells us how he will better that. Not gambling questions. Kkk Spoiled by politicians – “will you develop the country”, “yes”

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