Chipolopolo Troops Aim at The Zebras in the 2020 CHAN qualifier quest.
The Aggrey Chiyangi drilled Zambian CHAN boys will be on a Zebra hunting mission in Botswana in a 2020 qualifier. After Zambia edged past the Zebras in a narrow one-nil Triumph sixty days ago, the two teams will come head-on today.
Zambia beat Botswana in that COSAFA cup final but the odds the final wrote were that times have changed and Botswana is not as easy to beat as it was fifteen years ago. They caused all kinds of trouble on Zambia in that final and Zambia was lucky to energy victorious.
Kambole and Muwowo went to COSAFA as the Country’s MVPs but their performance in the final and most of the tournament was below their expected standards.
However, Zambia will again cast an attempt to impose their dominance over Botswana in the territory of the Zebras and the CHAN clash doesn’t look like a bed of roses for either side.
The Zambian side will definitely miss the services of Kambole and Muwowo but in their place comes Larry Bwalya and KAMPAMBA Mubanga two players of equal prowess and magnitude.
Agggrey Chiyangi will now look for inspiration from KAMPAMBA and Larry in the CHAN quest.
Elsewhere the midfield will anchour and circle around enterprising Jack Chirwa a boy who has been around the second tier Chipolopolo set up but has struggled to break through to the cream de la cream of the Chipolopolo setup.
Upfront, TAPSON KASEBA will engineer the trigger zone in an attempt to find his footing. Kaseba was out with the Green Eagles team that mint Bronze at the CECAFA senior challenge and he didn’t find the net on any account. That doesn’t make love to any Zambian football follower’s sense of hearing but you can’t rule out his competence. Kaseba is a pound to pound puncher who can knockout any team on any day and Botswana can give a better account of that.
The Tswanas are good and quick going forward and the insane power and strength of Thandi MWAPE in that COSAFA final was a thwarting menace in their quest to topple Zambia. Now Thandi MWAPE is out of the team and Zambia needs to look out for any cracks that might arise from Thandi’s absence or Botswana will make hay while the sun shines.
The second leg of this tie will be played in Lusaka on 3rd August and the team that triumphs will either meet eSwatini or Angola in the final round of qualifiers.