ZAMBIA’S interim national soccer coach George ‘Chicken’ Lwandamina has declared his charges ready to avenge the 1-0 defeat suffered at COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup three weeks ago when they again clash with Namibia this afternoon in the CAF African Nations (CHAN) first leg qualifier in Windhoek.
Lwandamina said that Namibia should wake up from the COSAFA victory because it will be a different ball game.
He said the tactical approach will be different in this afternoon’s game and his lads will not allow another humiliation.
“We know that they will enter the game with so much confidence and especially that they are playing at home. But we are not under-pressure to get a win. Football is not a static game and it will not be played the same, “he said.
He said the boys will take the game seriously until the last whistle and get a win away.
“I am glad that no player is injured. The boys know what is at stake and I have told them that complacence after a goal is not part of the plan. They need to score a good number of goals to be in a comfortable zone during the return leg, “he said.
Lwandamina will be without left winger Lubambo Musonda but will depend on Allan Mukuka, Charles Zulu and Justin Zulu to feed the frontline.
Zambia played in the CHAN in 2009 and finished third under Herve Renard at the inaugural tournament held in Ivory Coast.
The full squad includes goalkeepers Danny Munyao (Red Arrows), Jacob Banda (Zesco United).
Defenders: Christopher Munthali (Power Dynamos), Donashano Malama (Nkana), Fackson Kapumbu (Zanaco), Bronson Chama (Red Arrows).
Midfielders: Justin Zulu, Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United), Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Jack Chirwa, Allan Mukuka, Buchizye Mfune (Green Buffaloes), Charles Zulu (Zanaco).
Strikers: Patrick Ngoma (Red Arrows), Jimmy Ndhlovu (Power Dynamos), Patson Daka (Nchanga Rangers), Jackson Mwanza and Winston Kalengo (Zesco United).
The Brave Warriors of Namibia are set to convince the football experts that their victory over the Chipolopolo at COSAFA was not by mistake but is a better side.