CONGRATULATIONS to the Chipolopolo for beating Herve Renard-coached Morocco 3-2 in an international friendly in Marrakech on Sunday night.
That Zambia took the lead three times against a highly-rated Morocco preparing for the African Nations Cup starting this Friday in Egypt has given the country hope for the future.
Yes, we may not have qualified for the 2017 and 2019 editions but the performance by the Chipolopolo in winning the COSAFA Cup and playing high-profile friendlies against Cameroon (which the Chipolopolo lost 2-1 in Spain), winning 3-2 against Morocco should give the country hope for better things to come.
All the players are showing hunger for success.
For the first in as many years, the Chipolopolo have a host of scorers in the likes of PSL golden boot winner Musonda Mwape, Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Enock Mwepu and compatriot Patson Daka, Justin Shonga and Augustine Mulenga, Clatous Chota Chama and Lazarus Kambole.
The Chipolopolo wind up their three-match tour in Abu Dhabi against Ivory Coast today.
I wish to urge the Chipolopolo to put their feet down and concentrate on the future.