Tuesday Nov 14, 2017. 18:00
Zambian national team coach Wedson Nyirenda has credited his squad of young players following the 2-2 draw against Cameroon at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Saturday.
The reigning African Champions came from behind twice to cancel out Patson Daka and Brian Mwila’s goals in their final Group B, 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier clash.
In the wake of the stalemate, Nyirenda says the future of the Chipolopolo side looks bright, but he wants to see an improvement.
“I am happy with the boys; I think there is a lot of hope in this team. I think the future looks good,” said Nyirenda.
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“The young players accounted for themselves well, and Cameroon were equally good. This game gives us an impression of how the boys can stand the pressure of playing at home.”
Although some have been calling for the inclusion of stalwarts such as Rainford Kalaba and Nathan Sinkala, the attacking threat posed by the likes of Enock Mwepu, Daka, Fashion Sakala, Mwila and Augustine Mulenga has given hope to the Chipolopolo faithful.
The 2012 African champions will now prepare for the 2018 CAF African Nations Championships tournament in Morocco.