We Want to Write History-Beston

Under-23 coach Beston Chambeshi says he wants to write history with his players as they prepare for the Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Speaking after his side qualified to the 2019 Egypt Africa Cup of Nations with a 5-4 aggregate victory over Congo Brazzaville, Chambeshi paid tribute to his players for having fought hard for the victory.

“Football is about making history, you cannot run away from that. As a coach and players we have to look at that, you have to look at the legacy. I am happy with the boys that they have taken me to another level but also I have built them to believe in themselves,” said an elated Chambeshi.

He also thanked the public and the Football Association of Zambia for the support given to his team throughout the qualifiers.

“First I want to thank my technical stuff for the job well done. I also want to thank our mother body FAZ for the support that they gave us. We cannot run away from our Republican President, he gave us maximum support when we played at home that is where we got our motivation from,” he said.

The 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations winning coach singled out two-goal hero Enock Mwepu for standout performance.

“I think Mwepu came in strong and he had to take the game in his own way which is good for the team. If you have a player like that then you can have faith in team,” he said.

“The team played very well and that environment we were in but as I said to the Zambian people that we will give you a smile at the end of the day we have done it.”

Zambia played out to an enthralling 3-3 draw at the Alphonse Massamba-Debat Stadium to win 5-4 on aggregate and qualify to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which will be held in November.

A brace from Enock Mwepu and a Patson Daka goal sealed Zambia’s qualification to the AFCON.

(Source: FAZ Media)


  1. Pastor John Kashitu

    Congratulations boys,keep it up and we are happy for you, the national is happy. Bola Nalesa.

  2. Yessai but

    The defence must be properly fixed coz we ar going to face teams which qualified . Exceeding more goals is not good bcoz one day they will face a team with sharp strikers and we will end up being embarrased . midfield n striking force its just awesome but defence !!!

  3. Roberto

    First of all, congrats to you our heroes. Secondly, let faz arrang friendly games with teams which have made it to Egypt 2019. Maka maka ; abalungwana!

  4. uncle Sam

    go Boyz go …we need that cup then we go for Olympics

  5. magical minds

    Go and bring that cup home

  6. Dee yen park

    Well done guys for the good game

    • Abavelevele

      Congrats guys your cerebration is the sadness of your enermy be critical next time,Ithink I have no comment with strikers but defenders,they must awake up be careful you were almost cost us kwempe ngabalitulya but since abavelevele abaliko unomwaka twaliba dilibula abaice hahaha oooooooooooh nifwefwebaliko palimukulu wanga mwepu the computer poooobo two goals nakamufana kanga a ka ka Daka kanaba kuluka one goal njebele this Redbu verses Congo.

  7. Kupa Okupako

    Congratulations to the coach and the players for the job well done. However, you are not 100% perfect in your performance work on the defense and the goalkeeper as the majority have said. Midfield and the strikers we are okay. Please work on it before it’s too late.

  8. Adebayo

    Go guys am behind you

  9. Mattricious

    Congratulations our boys, like what other people said earlier, Mr Chambeshi please work on defence and goal keeper as well. Not only that you may arrange some more friendly games more especially with white men like what you have did in 2017.
    Other wise Congrants once again.

  10. mwenze mwangu

    congrats 2 the team 4 gud perfomas and when u want a gud goalkeeper go 2 n/west were mbesuma came from u’ll find the descended family members there but due 2 lack of support they are just in the society

  11. Mr Ken Kennedy

    Good but let us organise the defence kaili uumm mind you we are facing stronger teams ka,so let’s mold them up.

  12. Justin mubanga

    Bravo! But let the coach and technical bench work on the defense.too many goals is sign of lack of concentration.all the best!

  13. Spider

    Congratulations to you all, I’m wishing you all the best-I totally believe you’re going to bring the trophy home.

  14. Prince

    Poor defence

  15. Sumo D Warrior

    Beston Chambeshi, I prophesy that you will qualify for the World Cup for the first time in Zambia! Quatar 2022,here we come!!! Go Zambia Go!

  16. George Bota

    Get Best on for National Team coach

  17. Herv Rena

    Get Best on for National Team coach

  18. Herv Rena


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