‘Be wary of Mambas’
Published On November 5, 2014 » 2280 Views» By Administrator Times » Football, Sports
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. Chambeshi

. Chambeshi

By MOSES CHIMFWEMBE –

BESTON ‘Quick Silver’ Chambeshi has warned the Chipolopolo against underrating the Mambas of Mozambique ahead of the crucial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group F qualifier away in Maputo on November 15.
Chambeshi said Mozambique was a strong side that should not be belittled taking into account their performance when they held Zambia to a barren draw at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
The Nkana coach said there was need for the Chipolopolo to be at the best of their game, especially that Mozambicans were equally in the race to qualify for the 2015 AFCON finals.
Cape Verde lead Group F on nine points followed by Zambia and Mozambique on five points but separated by goal difference while Niger have only managed a point after four matches played.
With Cape Verde having already qualified, the winner between Zambia and Mozambique will join the Islanders at the 2015 AFCON finals.
Chambeshi is, however, confident that the Chipolopolo will reign supreme over Mozambique and clinch qualification.
“We have always beaten Mozambique and I am very confident that we will qualify for the Africa Cup but I think we should not underrate them going into this game despite enjoying good results over them,” Chambeshi said.
Meanwhile, Chambeshi has tipped striker Ronald ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba and defender Christopher Munthali to become valuable players in the Chipolopolo squad.
Chambeshi said the duo consistent call-ups to the Chipolopolo has been as a result of their discipline and commitment both at club and national level.
“I am very pleased with the boys’ fighting spirit and discipline and I think they should maintain the same level of dedication to duty,” he said.
He said breaking into the national team was not easy owing to stiff competition especially with presence of professional players but that the two players have showed to be serious contenders for places in the Chipolopolo.
Chambeshi said the fact that the duo have not seen enough game time with the Chipolopolo should not discourage them from working hard. He said they should remain patient and wait for their opportunity to come.
“Every coach has his own game plan at a given time and I think Kampamba and Munthali are good players who have a great future ahead. But they should just be patient for their chance to come.
I know what the boys can do it if given the chance and I would love them to play one day,” Chambeshi said.

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