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Zambia Ready For Ivory Coast – Nyirenda

The Chipolopolo boys stepped up gear in their preparations for Thursday’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) against Ivory Coast with Coach Wedson Nyirenda psyching the lads against the wounded elephants.

Nyirenda told FAZfootball.com at the close of Tuesday’s training session at the Grand Stade de Marrakech annex pitch that the team was battle ready for the elephants hoping to build on the first match win.

He said Zambia had put behind its result on Sunday and firmly focused on Ivory Coast who lost 1-0 to Namibia on the same day.

“I think we are not so bad, we are looking good after that emphatic win. The boys have put that win behind and they are looking forward to that game against Ivory Coast,” Nyirenda said.

He added: “The most important thing is not to be complacent because we are playing a team which has been wounded as they lost to Namibia in a very bad time. The game was already over in the last few seconds, they lost so they are really hurt and are wounded so they will come on us.”

Nyirenda said he was mindful of the physical stature of the Ivorians but stressed that Zambia had a plan to outwit them.

“They are physically big, but I think our boys have what it takes to run them down. I think the day will be ours,” he said.

Nyirenda also expressed optimism that the two lads under medical watch would recover fully soon to add to his options.

“We have some knocks with Ng’onga’s groin muscle still a problem and the doctors are working round the clock to see what they can do. Godfrey is still under treatment and is doing light training,” he said.

FAZ president Andrew Kamanga, his deputy Rix Mweemba and Committee member Brenda Kunda turned up for the session to encourage the team in their pursuit of continental glory.

Zambia plays Ivory Cost on Thursday in an 18:30 kick off (Zambian time) before concluding their group matches on Monday in Casablanca against Namibia.

The Chipolopolo boys top Group B alongside Namibia, thanks to a superior goal difference.

(Source: FAZ Media)

124 Comments

  1. Jastone

    go chipolopolo we ar behind u guyz do de best as team

  2. Governance Muzeya

    All best guys. Zambia 3 ivory coast 0

  3. Kinks

    Yes carry on

  4. Royd

    Go Zambia go I know we are going to wine even this coming game 2null

  5. Uziba

    lets go zambia! lets go zambia!!

  6. mulumbi futur

    Go Zambia Go! We are together,gentlemen.

  7. mpundu Abraham

    Indeed boys. This z a great opportunity to win

  8. Chisanga jones

    Go Zambia ?? ?? go… Am sure we are going to take down the elephant ? with 2 copper bullets.

  9. Chisanga j

    Go Zambia ?? ?? ?? Go.

  10. Tisa

    All the best .

  11. Ian Lungu

    All The Best Team

  12. Rodrick Mhango

    Only the best are good enough go Zambia go,it’s our day.

  13. Kondwani

    Let see what’s happened on Thursday ba Zambia

  14. KK

    Wat has Nyerenda seen in Ngonga that the rest ov Zambia can’t see?

    • CQ

      Imagine ai,if we lose he will be to blame too much favouratism,we have a lot of talented,disciplined crop of players he has kept on sidelining
      We did not win on merit & standared,but by lucky
      Let’s wait and see

  15. Smart zulu

    Experts show them!

  16. chimuka Hatontola

    Better up thé game,dont be positive for Nothing!

  17. Kalama

    I think the zambian team should consider keeping the ball on the ground…comparied to what was happening in the game against Uganda,the game was not well played though we won.
    Come on guys we can do better than that.

  18. Hotness

    Zambia has what it takes to beat ivory coast In tomorrow’s encounter,but there is need on the defensive lapses that occurred in the first match. It will be Zambia 2 and ivory coast 1.

  19. Hotness

    Zambia has what it takes to beat ivory coast In tomorrow’s encounter,but there is need to work on the defensive lapses that occurred in the first match. It will be Zambia 2 and ivory coast 1.

  20. Hope

    So far so good go go Zambia we are behind you Zambia 2 ivory tower coast 0

  21. Hope peterz

    So far so good go go Zambia we are behind you Zambia 2 ivory tower coast 0

  22. Kelly

    Gooooooo chipolopolo we are behind you guys

  23. Erick de Major

    Go Zambia Go we are behind you guys come on Zambia 3-1 Ivory coast

  24. Lewi=zo

    Go.chipolopolo zambia we are together gentlemens. Yes càrry on bola nalesa yessai,zambia 3,ivory coast 0.

  25. Kaka

    Gooooooooal Chipolopolo,itx Zambia 4-0 Ivory Cost

  26. kalaki

    Coach too much favouratism,we have a lot of talented,disciplined crop of players he has kept on sidelining
    We did not win on merit & standared,but by lucky
    Let’s wait and see
    We really must be playing with talent and not relationships

  27. funjika maxwell

    A lot turmoils in Zambia’s defense putting tembo on danger midfield was pathetic malamah and mtongo did a bad job.There need for a change try mwila or a young from zesco.

  28. Assan

    We are with you guys.Goooo chipolopolo

  29. Nelson Daka

    all the best Zambia 4 ivory coast 10

  30. Andrew Banda

    Either the Ivorians wants or not they will be shamely humbled tomorrow with a big regret and respect Zambia for rest of the Games. And it will be ivory cost 1 and Zambia 3 and they will score by mistake. And let the guys go and play in consideration of that a game can disappoints if it is not well played. Thanks wishing u all the best

  31. F B

    Go Zambia Go we are looking forward for the positive results once again it will be 3 1 against Ivory’s

  32. Philture

    Wishing u all the best Chipolopolo lets show them another copper bullet we can carry the dey

  33. evans

    Tulesenda go zambia show them your new game

  34. Mwewalubinda

    Go chipolopolo, g,onga get well soon

  35. Moonga Eston

    Guy’s we are under your supporting

  36. chione julius

    We shall carry the day.Go Go Go boys and conquer

  37. nathcecy

    Plz coach Ngo’nga should stop giving Bp to funs aikeko nzelu plz

  38. evans

    We’re are going to win by 2 goalz

  39. Gift

    Go Zambia go we are with you guys all the best

  40. Real G mwamz

    Go Zambia go we are u guys all the best

  41. Balo Ben

    hamer the wounded elephant with copper bullet guyz.we r behind u

    • Paul weeds Bbalo

      All the very best my fellow gays God bless you all

  42. Real G mwamz

    Go Zambia go we are with you guys all the best

  43. Edwards

    Go Zambia go,we are behind you all the way. Bring glory once again to our motherland Zambia.

  44. Chofwe william

    Go Zambia go chipolopolo!

  45. Martias mbofani

    We are behind u boys go Zambia go

  46. dj

    Zambia u are the leader, lead the children.

  47. Mufuzhi pethias

    Work hard guys,May the almighty God be with you.I wisha all the best.

  48. dj

    Zambia 2 ivory 0.

  49. Royd

    Zambia is going to wine this game against lvory coast

  50. Boyd

    Go Zambia Go we support you

  51. Boyd

    We wish you the best come Thursday you will carry the day

  52. Boyd

    We wish you the best come Thursday you will carry the day Zambia 2 lvoryCoast 0

  53. mwansa

    Go Zambia go we will Cary the day Zambia 3 Ivory 1. ukokwine babeshiba.

  54. Jason

    tulebasepa 2 nill

  55. George

    Goooooo zambia 4 ivory 1

  56. George

    Goooooo zambia 4 ivory 1

  57. one smomo

    We love you guys 2:0 to day is our hope

  58. Chabu

    Elephants will dance to bullets 2 0.elephants can’t kill bullets but bullets can shoot and kill elephants. Goooooal chipolopolo goooooooal

  59. DL kalu Zambia

    Ivory 1_4 Zambia

  60. Abel Kabaso

    Am in love with Chipolopolo boys. Go.. Go.. Go.. Goal.. Goals.

  61. Abel Kabaso

    Am in love with Chipolopolo boys. Go.. Go.. Go.. Goal.. Goals.. Goalss.

  62. Abel Kabaso

    Chipolopolo 3 Ivory Coast. 0

  63. Bola nalesa

    Zambia 2. Ivoly cost 0

  64. Ahmad sawendeli

    Go Zambia go, will kick off this game, Zambia 2 ivo1 , but don’t worry , u will win if much effort is aplyed , for me I did like that attitude u sho wen u score a ball u will be happy but minus diffending again bcz only minutes takes when Zambia score immediately the other team will score, which is bad, we need midfield to be strong. Thanks for your endeavors.

  65. misheck nyirongo

    Zambian forward

  66. Emmanuel Mr Jahzo

    All the best to you guys, no doubt.the game is ours.

  67. Justin

    Guyz we can bit ivory coast 4 to 1 churck it out watch???????????????????????? and hed ??????????????????????

  68. wizzy

    Go zambia go zam 2 – 0 ivo

  69. Edgar Musonda

    We are winning the game,but they will be tough on us…

  70. konda zimba

    tawinakale

  71. Trevor pambwe

    Only a win will impress de country

  72. Amos chola

    Go Zambia and win 2-0

  73. Martin mwape

    go zambia go i trust you guys .

  74. Whippy Chitundu

    zambia will carry the day by beating Ivory Coast 3 1

  75. Martin mwape

    Go Zambia go I trust you guys

  76. Getrude

    Go Zambia gooooooooo

  77. Naph.k

    ivory coast re wounded after loosing 1 goal to nil by Namibia, so if our boys jst cordinate well then it wil be a bonus…
    Lets go zambia.

  78. George Mainza

    We wish you the best Guyz plz work hard this is not an easy game & my appeal is that our coach must be very steady as our driver to take us to the victory. Go Zambia Go @->> Zambia- 1 Ivory Coast -0

  79. lungu abel

    We are with you men in spirit. This our time bana Zed! Go Zambia go! All the best…..

  80. sario

    Just beat them, batolemo amano.

  81. Kalunga

    Boys, show the Elephants how the game is played

  82. ostern

    I see Zambia to win a 2-0

    • Kalumba

      Bola na Lesa,,,iam prety sure of you guys having the day!!all the best,,go zambia go, go chipolopolo go.

  83. Kalumba

    Bola na Lesa,,,iam prety sure of you guys having the day!!all the best,,go zambia go, go chipolopolo go.

  84. Mwango

    Sharp!!!

  85. Moses kinda

    Zambia, go

  86. Esaya Zulu

    Go Zambia go

  87. Moses kinda

    We are in support of you ba Zambia

  88. Kuvi silanda

    go guys let’s show the elephants how to play the game

  89. kuvi silanda

    let’s go guys let’s show the elephants how to play the game

  90. matatizo siame

    let’s go guys let’s show the elephants how to play the game

  91. Kebby

    We are all behind u boys. Go fight and conquer Africa

  92. Sheila Mulowa

    And when Zambia scores first,they stand in the pitch and watch there opponents score as well. Go Zambia go!!?

  93. kunda

    God be wth our national team “”ZAMBIA””

  94. chibo empire

    We Hope the best from you guys ,zam 3:1 Ivory Coast

  95. ivory cost

    Go ivory cost zambia is too young to bit.zambia will never bit ivory cost 5-0

  96. joe lumgu

    Boys show them how the bulit killed the elephan3-0

  97. kaka

    Go Zambia go we want to win.

  98. bennyboy sikazwe

    go zambia ……

  99. kelvin

    we expect the best from you guys

  100. alick malanda chongo

    Work hard boys

  101. akapilipili

    Go go chipolopolo ngonga Shud not play becoz is not a scorer and he always misses clear goal’s wadawada guard yo job seriously

  102. Kennedy sapp

    Goooo chipolopolo!!!! We are favoured by the holy spirit!! God bless u guys,Mr Nyirenda(coarch) and our mother land(Zambia) at large!!!

  103. Yende Nawa

    Go zambia go..BOLA NA LESA LET THE SPIRIT OF TOGETHERNESS LIVE IN…

  104. Nijaboy

    This coach is boastful as ever. Zambia 1, Cote d’ivoire 4

  105. wisdom watota

    go zed go

  106. moses nsangu

    go Zambia go we expect the best from you.

  107. George hara

    Go Zambia. Go 4_1

  108. Oscar Mark

    Patiently waiting till 90minute whistle blow

  109. Esaya Zulu

    Wooooooooh!!!!! Chipolopolo boys keep it up for making us proud as you have beaten ivory coast 2 to nill

  110. Viva Zambia let's go go go go

    Go go go fight fight fight let’s go guys let’s go

  111. Hotness

    Congratulations boys for gunning down the elephants of ivory coast. The game was played well though there somes lapses on the left back where kapumbu operates from hence the need to improve.

  112. mwansa

    Congratrets guys show them

  113. Yokoniya

    Goooooooo,zambia show them dat u ar team.

  114. Nathan c

    All the best Guy’s Zambia 4:0 Namibia

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