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I’m not under pressure, says Quicksilver


COACH Beston Chambeshi is not under pressure to qualify the under-20 national team for the 2017 South Korea FIFA World Youth Championship.
Chambeshi said in an interview yesterday that the technical bench is working hard to assemble a formidable side for the Africa Youth Championship kicking off on February 26 in Lusaka and Ndola.
He is confident the junior Chipolopolo will be among the four teams that will represent Africa at the tournament slated for May.
“Every coach looks forward to success. I can’t compare myself to other coaches with what they managed to achieve. What happened in the past is history, my time to deliver has also come.
“We have our own philosophy. As a technical bench we will rely on that to succeed. Otherwise we are pressure-free and looking forward to recording positive results,” said Chambeshi, who was called Quicksilver during his heyday.
Coaches Patrick Phiri and George Lwandamina guided Zambia to the World Youth Championship finals in 1999 and 2007, respectively.
Chambeshi said the technical bench is looking forward to moulding a future national team.
Meanwhile, the under-20 national team yesterday trounced Division Two side Circuit City 5-1 in a training match at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka.
The junior Chipolopolo were on target through Joseph Phiri, Crispin Sakulanda, Shemmy Mayembe, Edward Tembo and Happy Nsomfwa while Benson Chiwaya got Circuit’s consolation.
Zambia are in Group A with Egypt, Guinea and Mali while Group B has Cameroon, Senegal, South Africa and Sudan.

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