By Aaron Mubanga
Chipolopolo coach Sven Vandenbroek has revealed that there is no player who is assured a place in his team. The Belgian was talking after guiding the copper bullets to a one one nil win over Gabon on Tuesday.
Sven was however impressed with the way the players accounted for themselves during Tuesday’s friendly match.
” It gives me alot of options. The fact that everyone gave a good account of themselves today is good for the group because no one is assured a place. I think the competitive spirirt they had today is good for the group, for everyone and for the next games in October,” he said.
Justin Shonga scored the only goal of the game in the 16th minute and Zambia managed to hold on to the lead. The coach pointed out good defensive organisation and high pressing as the major contributors to keeping a clean sheet.
” Even when we were under pressure we still played high, our defence was far away from our goal and we remained well organized even when they attackd. I think these two things gave us confidence to defend and not concede a goal. Gabon had two or three close chances but we still stayed calm, ” he said.