By Angu Lesley
Football writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Guinea 1-1 Zambia has been tagged a clash of Titans during Zambia’s coach Micho’s post-match commentaries.
Speaking to the media after Saturday’s exciting 1-1 draw between the local selection of Zambia and that of Guinea, coach Micho stated that the fixture which saw the meeting of Group D leaders in the ongoing African Nations Championship was a clash of Titans.
In a lengthy submission in which he congratulated his Guinean counterpart and his team Micho touched on some key aspects.
“I respect Guinea. This game was clash of titans. After half time, we knew that a moment can turn the tide of the game. We conceded that goal and went into making positive changes to be able to attack well. The mental alertness of the team was tested. It showed that the players are coachable and ready to listen to instructions. We had many chances than our first game but the problem is converting them. We wanted to win the match but we have a very good opponent. We will learn our lesson the hard way to be able to get the desired result against Namibia,” the Serbian-born globetrotting gaffer opined.
Talking about the display of mental toughness, the Chipolopolo of Zambia were made to work extra for the point especially as Guinea scored the first goal of the game early in the second segment, forcing Adrian Chama and mates to come from behind to rescue a point.
Micho indicated to the media that mistakes were made by his team especially going down to their opponents and they have learned from that going forward.
“Playing against a good side like Guinea comes with Long pass threat, and sight threat. Football has taught us a lesson. We have learned the lesson about how to play when being a goal down”.
The draw puts Zambia on four points as co-leader of the group going into their last group game against bottom-placed Namibia.
Group D leaders Guinea face Tanzania in a winner takes-it fixture in the last group game.
If Zambia prevents a defeat in the last game, they qualify for the quarter-final and Micho’s team reach the knock-out stages of the African Nations Championship for the first time in three attempts.
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