Wedson Nyirenda: We underestimated Namibia

Wedson Nyirenda: We underestimated Namibia
Wedson Nyirenda

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jan 24, 2018. 11:30

Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda reckons his charges underestimated Namibia after their 1-1 draw on Monday.

The Chipolopolo boss said their mission is to win the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship tournament.

However, goals from Absalom Imbondi and Zambia's equaliser through Lazarous Kambole ensured the two neighbours walked away with a point apiece.

Having claimed seven points from two wins over Uganda and Cote d’Ivoire, the 2012 African champions will now meet Sudan in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

“We came to this competition with the aim of winning the tournament. We're going to play against Sudan in Marrakech,” said Nyirenda.

“I think my players underestimated Namibia and they surprised us by scoring first

“The level of the tournament is good because when I was coming here I said Namibia is not a team to be underrated.”

Meanwhile, the Brave Warriors’ Teberious Lombard who walked away as the Man of the Match, added that they will take it one game at a time in Morocco.

“I'm very pleased to be named man of the match but it was a team effort and I want to thank my colleagues for a good performance against a difficult opponent,” he said.

“We're taking this tournament game by game and now the next match is Morocco on Saturday and we will go and prepare for it.”



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