By Sports Reporter
ZAMBIA’S 0-1 defeat to Togo was a miscalculated error but we can work on the weaknesses noted ahead of Saturday’s clash against Guinea Bissau, says national team coach George Lwandamina.
Zambia on Friday night lost 1-0 to Togo in a friendly game played in Lome to prepare for Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations crucial encounter against Bissau.
“Togo is a strong team and exposed our weaknesses. I believe the boys put up a strong encounter although failed to score. The reason for a friendly game is to assess the team, and we have done so,” he said.
He said the 1-0 defeat would not demoralise the team which was scheduled to face Gambia in another international friendly match tomorrow.
“We still had other players like Kennedy Mweene, Stopilla Sunzu and Chisamba Lungu arrive on the day of the match and hence did not play. Now that we have a full squad, the team will have enough time to blend,” he said.
Lwandamina said the friendly game against Gambia was important and, therefore, they boys needed to stay focused.
Guinea Bissua lead group E with seven points while Zambia and Congo are on six points apiece with Kenya at the bottom.
All eyes are on Lwandamina who has to deliver a win against Bissau to revive hope of Zambia’s qualification to the AfCON finals before playing their final qualifier against Kenya in September.