Green Eagles
NEEDING to score two unanswered goals to eliminate Angolan side Primeiro Agosto from the CAF Champions League, Zambia National Service (ZNS) deputy commandant Alick Kamiji has implored Green Eagles players to believe in themselves.
Eagles lost 2-1 at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka last Saturday in a first round first leg to remain on the verge of elimination from the lucrative competition.
“I feel if the boys go with a positive mind and they play the way they played in the second
half, we can win the game in Angola. They came in very well in the second half but they never played in the first half. The players conceded silly goals, especially the last goal, it was not worth it,” Major-General Kamiji said in Lusaka yesterday.
He said Eagles allowed Agosto to dictate proceedings, especially in the first half.
FAZ boss Andrew Kamanga with Green Eagles boss Kafumukache
“Anyway, football the way it is, you never write off [a] team. Anything can happen,” Kamiji said.
He, however, admitted that the Aggrey Chiyangi-drilled side has an uphill battle in Luanda.
“It is an uphill battle but we hope for the best,” he said.
Kamiji urged the Eagles faithful not to lose hope but to continue rallying behind the Choma-based outfit.
“We will fight until the last whistle. Another phase of battle is still there,” he said.
Eagles beat South African side Orlando Pirates 2-1 on aggregate to reach the first round.
Green Eagles Technical bench
Eagles will advance to the CAF Champions League group stage if they beat Agosto but will drop to the Confederation Cup if they tumble.


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