Can These Boys Still Play As a Team? Patson Daka and Mwiya Malumo leading the attack, Fashion Sakala on the right-wing, Gampani Lungu on the other wing, ENOCK Mwepu in the midfield supporting the attack.
Zambia under 23 plays today at National Heroes Stadium in the first leg of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier against Congo Brazzaville.
The biggest JOB Beston Chambeshi has as Zambia takes on Congo is not to make a winning team because he already has one.
His JOB must be to help the boys understand that players don’t win matches: Teams do. His players must have respect for their opponents and focus on the match and nothing else.
Patson Daka has been on song in Austria scoring goals for fun and he is poised to make his Champions league DEBUT this coming Month, Mwiya Malumo just scored a brace in the last match he played before he left for this tie, Enock Mwepu is ever reliable and versatile for Salzburg so has been Gampani and the rest of the team.
Their exploits for their respective clubs if not handled well might just work against them. The boys might be tempted to play individual football which will be fatal.
This is a Zambia Under 23 side that has been together for years now, they have tasted GLORY and their confidence is overflowing. Whether they can win against Congo Brazaville tomorrow is out of the question because success is written everywhere on them. The question is can they refuse to be overconfident and focus on the match.
Overconfidence at the moment is the greatest pitfall these boys are facing. They are a fierce side that can beat any team on any day in the world but they will need to focus on the match. Play together and for each other in one accord.
If they step on the Heroes tuff to show off who is better than the other, who can dribble more fluently than who or who makes the headlines on Thursday through how many goals he scored, their Olympics dream might just be shuttered by Congo Brazaville.
Football is cruel and we have seen great teams falling. Zambians believe so much in this side the bar they have raised is high and we wish them the best of wishes as they take on Congo.