Nyirenda says Zimbabwe gave Zambia a good run

Nyirenda says Zimbabwe gave Zambia a good run
Wedson Nyirenda

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Mar 27, 2017. 15:00

Although they played to a 0-0 draw against Zimbabwe on Sunday afternoon, Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda has praised the Warriors side.

Nyirenda said they played a good game, saying his charges were given a run for their money in Harare.

The former Kaizer Chiefs striker also heaped praise on his counterpart, Norman Mapeza, who led the hosts for the first time on a caretaker basis.

Chipolopolo used the encounter to prepare for the upcming 2018 CAF African Championships as well as the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers.


“I think we had a very good game today. Zimbabwe gave us a good run. They played very good and organised football,” said Nyirenda after the match.

“We would like to thank Norman Mapeza for coming up with a team at short notice that could sustain our pressure. My team played good football.

“We had a million of chances, but they couldn’t take the responsibility of finishing. We could have scored.

“Overall it was a very good game in terms of our preparations for the Chan and Afcon qualifiers in June.”

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