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‘Dark cloud hovering over Zambia following failure to qualify’

ZAMBIA skipper Rainford Kalaba (right) shields Guinea Bissau defender Imanuel Emry during the 2017 Gabon Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at National Stadium in Bissau last night. PICTURE: MULWANDA LUPIYA

MULWANDA LUPIYA, Bissau
NATIONAL team coach George Lwandamina says a dark cloud is hovering over Zambia following the failure to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Zambia lost 3-2 to Guinea Bissau in a penultimate Group E qualifier on Saturday night.
In an interview, Lwandamina said losing to Guinea Bissau does not make the Chipolopolo a bad side.
“It’s not good for Zambia to miss out on the Africa Cup. It’s a dark cloud for us, the boys tried against all odds but there is nothing we can do.
“Definitely we have room to improve and we still have a team that can compete at any level. The most unfortunate part is that we won’t be able to qualify to AfCON but that does not mean we are a bad team. We will still get up and move forward,” Lwandamina said.
He said his charges played well but made one mistake which gifted Guinea Bissau victory. http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/


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