SATURDAYâ€™S Niger/Zambia game was not only a drab match, but a comedy of errors where one defender almost gifted Niger with a goal through a back pass to Mweene.
The gifted Charles Zulu was substituted instead of the tired and toothless Chamanga. By the 90th minute, Zambia had five strikers on the field.
To cap it all, Janza decided to carry with him 25 players when he could have done with 20 quality ones, because he did not want to hurt some playersâ€™ feelings by leaving them out.
That is an unnecessary expense on the part of the government.
To assist Janza a bit, let him drop the following players: Jacob Mulenga, Christopher Katongo, James Chamanga, Given Singuluma, Emmanuel Mbola, Nathan Sinkala, Kabaso Chongo; and recall Collins Mbesuma and fuse in more under-20 players. Then we shall qualify and lift the cup again.
If he remains adamant and maintains the same under-performing players, and they miraculously qualify for Morocco 2015, they will just be whipping boys there, and of course a waste of resources.
Let Janza also come up with a winning combination, e.g. a front line comprising Rainford Kalaba (in his usual place), Mukuka Mulenga, Emmanuel Mayuka, Collins Mbesuma and Charles Zulu, backed by the ever-green Lubambo Musonda, and this can be very devastating.