Sven slams Heroes pitch

Chipolopolo coach Sven Vandenbroek. PICTURE: ANGELA NTENTABUNGA

CHIPOLOPOLO coach Sven Vandenbroeck has slammed the pitch at National Heroes Stadium, a week before a must-win 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea Bissau.
Vandenbroeck said the playing surface at the 60,000- capacity stadium is in a bad state and does not allow Zambia’s style of using short passes.
Vandenbroeck is hopeful that the stadium management will prepare the pitch before next Wednesday.
“I visited the pitch a few times last week. It is not in a good state and at this moment it is a disadvantage for us (Zambia) and advantage for Guinea Bissau because I suppose they will come and defend,” Vandenbroeck said at a briefing in Lusaka yesterday.

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