Kabwe - Chipolopolo loss is minor setback

Kabwe - Chipolopolo loss is minor setback
Rodrick Kabwe of Zambia

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Sep 09, 2021. 10:00

Chipolopolo captain Roderick Kabwe believes Tuesday’s home loss to Tunisia is a minor setback in their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying ambitions.

Zambia lost 2-0 to Tunisia at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on September 7 to sustain their first Group B loss.

The result came after Chipolopolo kicked off their Qatar 2022 campaign on September 3 with a promising 2-1 away victory over Mauritania in Nouakchott.

“Disappointed, after coming from Mauritania with a win,” Kabwe said.

“It is obvious we wanted to end this game with a win, but all hope is not lost. We still have four games left. We will go into those four games fighting for 12 points.

“There are still more games to play. We are confident that this team will go far.”

The result keeps Tunisia top of Group B on maximum 6 points, armed with a very healthy goal difference after scoring five goals with zero conceded in two games.

Zambia stay put at number two despite the defeat on 3 points, tied with their October doubleheader opponents Equatorial Guinea who await Chipolopolo in Malabo on October 6 and shortly after that meet in Lusaka on October 10.

Mauritania are fourth and last with zero points after two rounds played.


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