Tuesday Jun 15, 2021. 11:00
Goalkeeper Gregory Sanjase has received praise from Chipolopolo coach Chipolopolo Zambia Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic after making a notable debut in Sunday’s friendly victory over Sudan.
The 24-year-old Young Green Eagles goalkeeper played the full 90 minutes of Zambia’s final friendly match on June 13 away to Sudan that Chipolopolo won 1-0.
“I believe in this match we got the confidence in our goalkeeper Gregory Sanjase who showed that he could be a goalkeeper we can rely on,” Micho said.
“Other players too have shown that they are competitors for places in the team.”
Sanjese helped Zambia earn their first clean sheet from their four away friendlies played between June 5 and June 13.
His most notable save came in the 28th minute when he gathered Hamed Yasin’s fine volley from the edge of the box.
Micho gave all three goalkeepers an opportunity starting with Kabwe Warriors’ Lameck Siame in the 3-1 loss to Senegal on June 5 in Thies.
Polokwane City goalkeeper Mwenya Chibwe then featured in the 2-2 draw against Benin on June 8 in Cotonou and 3-2 loss to Sudan on June 11 at Omdurman.
Meanwhile, Chipolopolo are seemingly in an infinite state of transition since 2012 AFCON winner Kennedy Mweene stepped aside two years ago after over fourteen years of national service.