I WOULD like to express my view on the current state of the men’s senior national soccer team.
In the match against Mozambique, the midfield was dead throughout the game.
There was no leader in that department. The ball was recklessly lost although Rainford Kalaba made a difference later after being introduced.
Zambia had some good chances which should have been utilised.
Missing qualification for the African Cup of Nations (AfCON) for a second time in succession is a major concern to fans.
Was Sven experienced and good enough for the job?
Well, FAZ should have axed him by now?
These are the hot topics of discussion among Zambian fans at the moment.
FAZ now has to look forward to the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers, whose draw will take place in July 2019, but not forgetting the AfCON 2021.
So FAZ now has to quickly decide who will coach the Copper Bullets.
If FAZ is looking for an alternative, George Lwandamina is the right man to lead.
His experience may be vital for Chipolopolo’s success.
Like the name suggests, I feel Zambia needs to be among the top five ranked teams in Africa.
With Kennedy Mweene aging, I feel Zambia needs to find a new first-choice goalkeeper who should feature in the return match against Namibia at home in March.
Zambia also needs to work on its midfield and defence. Generally speaking, defensive and midfield errors cost Zambia a place at AfCON 2019.
I would like to advise local players and coaches to work hard and improve Zambian football.
Zambian players, when called for national duty, should play with confidence. They should have the desire to fight and make the nation proud, unlike players who like lazing around on the pitch.
I wish the Chipolopolo the best for the future.