Guinea Bissau surprised us with good resistance and they deserve the one point, says FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya.
Speaking in an interview yesterday, Kalusha however said that the Chipolopolo played exceptional football especially in the second half but did not have clear scoring chances.
He said Bissau put up a shocking tactical approach and that they were a good side.
“We can’t fault the effort the boys put in.They played extremely well but lacked clear chances. There was a penalty but sadly we failed to convert it. “Bissau surprised us with good resistance which we never expected. They deserve the point, ” he said.
He said he was confident that the Chipolopolo will pick up and get maximum points in the five remaining qualifiers.
” If Zambia plays like they played in the second half, then we will sail through to the qualifiers. The qualifiers is a marathon and Zambia still has a chance.The boys should not lose hope but focus ahead, ” he said. And skipper Rainford Kalaba said he would not put blame on any player and it was unfortunate the two teams drew.
“We encouraged what we never expected but it’s football, we haven’t lost everything. There are still five games to play, so we won’t point fingers at one another. We just have to be united and train hard like we have been doing before. The journey is still on and we have to look forward,” he said. Zambia recorded a barren draw against the non-Fifa ranked Guinea Bissau in the 2017 Gabon Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Saturday.