Letter to the Editor

Sven should listen to fans’ petition

Dear editor,
I WISH to add my voice to the debate following Zambia’s 2-1 loss to Guinea Bissau on Sunday.
It is a bitter pill to swallow although there is room for improvement if coach Sven Vandenbroeck will listen to soccer fans’ petitions and make amendment before the next African Nations Cup qualifier against Mozambique in Maputo next month.
It is clear that Steven Mwansa and Kampamba Chintu should stick to their roles as goalkeepers’ and physical trainers.
Sven should rope in other coaches such as Mumamba Numba (Zanaco) and Kelvin Kaindu (Power Dynamos) or indeed Mohammed Fathy to help him for the two crucial games against Mozambique (away) and Namibia (home).
While fans have appreciated the professional football the Chipolopolo are playing, it is risky to play passes around the box.
What is worse is passing each other in your area when the enemy is approaching.
In Sunday’s game, the Chipolopolo’s approach to the game was casual – very complacent and seriously lacked a sense of urgency.
Our wing backs – Solomon Sakala and Lawrence Chungu – looked out of shape.
The search for a number two and number three should continue, even if it means bringing back Emmanuel Mbola or Matteo Ndashe (Green Eagles), Simon Silwimba (Zesco United) and Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos).

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