By Boris Esono N
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
The Head coach of the Chipolopolo of Zambia Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic has set his sights on qualifying for the knockout stages of the ongoing 6th edition of the Africa Nations Championship.
Coach Micho was speaking in a pre-match press conference at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium as his side look to face Tanzania on Tuesday. According to him, he expects an action-packed encounter against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania.
“We intend to pass the group, once you pass the group anything after is possible. Instead of speaking beyond Tanzania match, we will be disrespectful to the team and disrespectful towards our focus and concentration in tomorrow’s game..,” Coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic said as quoted by FAZ.
The team has had a series of training sessions at the Molyko Omnisport Stadium as Coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic looks to get his boys to match fitness. To Coach Micho he is looking action on the field of his players and not works.
“In football, the same like in life, you need to plant the seeds and we are planning to plant the seeds in the field of play tomorrow that will give us the performance and result that could talk after. Let not words but action talk louder,” Coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic added.
To Chama who was part of the Zambian team that drew 1-1 with Cameroon in 2016 says the team is here to compete and that “this is a good tournament for us the players who play locally. We are here to showcase what Zambia has to offer the rest of the continent,” Chama said.
Zambia has been in Cameroon since December 31, 2020, and took part in the pre-CHAN tournament in Yaounde, and they will be hoping to get off to a winning start when they take to the pitch on January 16. Zambia is expected to face Tanzania at 5 pm local time in Group D opener.
It should be recalled that the President of the Zimbabwean Football federation (FAZ) Andrew Kamanga while visiting the players and staff urged them to look beyond the tournament (CHAN), and look to qualify for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers, something which will be on the mind of Coach Micho in this tournament.
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