Kamara Ibrahim and Kolo Toure
Monday Jan 22, 2018. 17:30
After losing 2-0 to Zambia on Thursday, Cote d’Ivoire coach Ibrahim Kamara believes Chipolopolo can go on to lift the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship tournament.
Zambia have two wins at the CHAN tournament in Group B and have already qualified for the quarter-finals, but will meet Namibia on Monday to wrap up their group matches.
A brace courtesy of Augustine Mulenga in the seventh and 75th minutes handed the Southern Africans their second win over the Ivorians to lead the group with six points.
“Zambia performed well and showed that they have what it takes to thrive in a competition of this nature,” Kamara said.
“We came here to prove ourselves but it did not work. We are disappointed. We have to win and keep a smile on the faces of our fans at least and to leave with our heads high.”
It was the second time that Zambia had beaten the Elephants at the tournament following a 3-0 win in 2009 in the group stages.