ROBINSON KUNDA, SYLVESTER CHISHIMBA, National Heroes Stadium
ZAMBIA striker Brian Mwila is delighted to score goals that ended Algeria’s 35-year dominance over the Chipolopolo.
Mwila scored a brace as Zambia crushed Algeria 3-1 in a 2018 Russia World Cup qualifier at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka yesterday.
“I am delighted to have scored two goals. I was really looking forward to helping my country in a crucial match,” Mwila, who turns up for South African side Platinum Stars, said in an interview.
Mwila netted four goals for the national team in the Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) Castle Cup and 2018 Kenya Africa Nations Championship qualifying race.
Midfielder Enock Mwepu, the scorer of the third goal, said it is a dream come true to score on his Chipolopolo debut.
“It was my target to score on my debut and I am very happy to come in as a substitute to score. I believe we need to continue working hard so that we beat Algeria in the return match in their backyard,” Mwepu, who is based in Austria, said.
Another Austria-based forward, Patson Daka, urged his team-mates to focus on the return leg.
“Algeria are a good side and not an easy team to beat. We need to work hard to win our next game. Football is about utilising your chances. I believe we will win,” Daka said.