Zambia will make amends for the 2-1 defeat to Namibia in the second leg of the CAF African Nations (CHAN) and qualify to the final round, says national team interim coach George ‘Chicken’ Lwandamina.
Lwandamina in an interview on arrival yesterday at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) assured the nation that the team will definitely bounce back and reverse the result.
“Zambia will bounce back; we still have a second leg and we will win. My charges will make amends for the loss. It is unfortunate that we lost despite playing so well,” he said.
He said that the team played well but lost concentration in the second half, hence conceding a second goal.
“The team really played well; we commanded the game but lost concentration in the second half, giving too much room to Namibia to find the net.
“Being in their backyard, Namibia enjoyed the support of the 12th player, the fans and that worked to their advantage,” he said.
He said that his job as a caretaker coach had no effect on the performance of the team in anyway.
Lwandamina said he had already identified the weakness of the team and will be worked on before the second leg on July 5. Zambia last Sunday lost 2-1 to Namibia in the first leg of the CHAN qualifiers played in Windhoek.
The two countries will clash for the second leg on July 5 at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
The winner between the two will face Seychelles or Mozambique in the final round of the qualifier in October.