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Chipolopolo Lock Horns with Botswana

The Chipolopolo boys get back to competitive action this evening (Thursday) under the stewardship of Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic as they aim to gun down the Zebras of Botswana.

Micho will be making his competitive debut in the Chipolopolo dug out since being unveiled on February 3, 2020

The man dubbed the Serbian wolf has woven his way into Zambian hearts with his work ethic that saw him devise programs for the Chipolopolo even under the Covid-19 turmoil.

It has been a journey that has seen him build up to this fixture with six international matches that has seen Zambia play Malawi (twice), Kenya, South Africa and Ethiopia (twice). Zambia beat Malawi on both occasions via 1-0 score-lines before controversially losing to Kenya 2-1 and defeated South Africa at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

Micho concluded preparatory matches with a 3-2 and 3-1 wins over Ethiopia respectively.

Today’s fixture will crystallize all these actions as Zambia emerge from the tunnel in the empty National Heroes Stadium.

Micho has summoned nine foreign based players for this assignment led by the mercurial Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Enock ‘Computer’ Mwepu, Fashion Sakala (Ostende), Lubambo Musonda (Slask Wroclaw), Kings Kangwa (Arsenal Tula), Gamphani Lungu (SuperSport), Justin Shomga (TTM), Augustine Mulenga, Sesbsatian Mwange  (Maritzburg FC), Tandi Mwape (TP Mazembe).

The local players have been hitting the right notes ahead of this encounter with Micho happy with the progress made.

On the Zebras’ part Zambia should be wary of Mothusi Cooper who stole the show in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) clashes between the two sides.

The Zebras have established a fearsome reputation for their rock-solid defence under Adel Amrouche.

Zambia sits at the bottom of Group H will nil points after two matches while Botswana has a point earned against Zimbabwe with the Warriors standing on one four points while Algeria tops the group with six points.

The match kick-off at 18:00 hours and will be played behind closed doors at National Heroes Stadium. Zambia will be away to Botswana on Monday in the back-to-back showdown with the Zebras.

No fans will be allowed in the stadium after CAF denied FAZ their request to allow a limited number of fans but the game will be live on ZNBC television.

(Credit: FAZ Media)

23 Comments

  1. Junior

    All best guys,how is daka’s injury

  2. Bravo

    Go guys, we are behind you

  3. Cliffzee Mwiinde

    Happy to see Mwepu in the game, Go Zambia Go. Wishing you all the best this evening , it’s time to make points now guys wishing you all the best Zambia mabanga.Botswana 0 Zambia 3.

  4. Passionate Bola yapa Z lover

    Go boys die a little for mother Zambia, slaughter the Zebras, we love you.

  5. JONASHA

    Go Go Go Zambia we are behind of you guyz bola nalesa

  6. Zambia

    This is a must win game guys,we’re behind and wishing you all the best,nibola na Lesa,go guys go.Zambia 2-0 Botswana.

  7. JMS

    Local is laka nomatter what
    occurs a home game should be and will be marvelouly tackled. Also encouraging massive cooperation amongst players, supporters, technical beach and whoever is willing to stand up for mother Zambia.

  8. Milimo mweemba

    We are wining this game⚽️⚽️⚽️

  9. Peter Alex Banda

    The team has a number of quality players so for today, i think I’ll find it easy to celebrate with my wife after a win. Plz guys atleast give me some good dreams by winning 3-0 not nightmares. Go Zambia Go and dominate on zebras coz we keep them in the national parks.

  10. Chela Zulu

    Go Go boys it’s time don’t look behind home & away tulewina..

  11. Mc Daniels

    All the best Chipolopolo boys gun down the Zebras

  12. Jeff

    All the best guys

  13. Chilubo

    This is the best team we have and loosing to Zebras will just show us that we are going no where. Expecting 3:0 in fever of the copper billets .

  14. Bashi mpundu

    all the best guys bola na less.

  15. One Zambia

    We ar carrying the day 2 nil

  16. Prudence

    Did Zambia won today or what.

  17. BJ

    A game well played and won 2-1!

  18. CB

    Well played ba zed
    But please Mr micho next time bench shonga for sakala F we want goals not kulateya fyama dongo dongo as fans make us proud please we don’t want to insult anyone.

  19. Arm chair coach

    Zambia’s defence in the wings worry us a lot. Our wing defenders always leave an opponent alone to follow the ball. A defender must put 60% on the man and 40% on the ball….The biggest threat always come from an opponent without the ball especially if he is left unattended to!

  20. frankson

    That was a good move for the chipolopolo boy’s. Let’s continue with that very vibrant spirit…we are behind you boys…Bola Nalesa…

  21. Jms

    Striking force a bit shaking, now I don’t understand why the captain was off the pitch ,lubambo musonda a prosperous striker I can’t wait watching him.,this team will be marvelous when it’s fully packed together with patson daka.i wish cooperation among all soccer lovers.

  22. Brian Mache

    Results in today’s game

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