Monday Jul 24, 2017. 18:00
Despite beating Swaziland 3-0 on Saturday in the second leg of their 2018 CAF African Championships, Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda has lambasted Clatous Chama's behaviour.
It is reported that when Chama was substituted the midfielder did not show sportsmanship and went to the dressing room, and was later spotted in the stands.
The move has prompted the Chipolopolo manager to react and has vowed to discipline the player for what he called lack of sportsmanship and respect for his teammates.
Chama was on target a week ago in Mbabane when they handed Isihlangu Semnikati of Swaziland a 4-0 defeat.
However, in the return leg, Chama was replaced in the 37th minute to make way for John Chingandu.
“We have norms and standards of the team. This is an institution, the national team is not Wedson’s home and we have laws which everyone has to follow, if you falter, you are liable to be disciplined,” Nyirenda said after the match.
“It was a tactical substitution, we are obliged to make substitution when we deem fit. A player of his stature and the level he is playing at, he should understand that when he is not okay he is not okay, and other people can do the job.
“That is how it is, he is a player, I think it is not good discipline and sportsmanship for a player to behave that way.
“When John came in, the whole complexion of the game changed. I am glad that he did a better job.”