Pastor Peter Makembo has directed Zambia to excel at next month’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco unlike national team assistant coach Aggrey Chiyengi who is focussing on quarterfinals.
Chipolopolo will face Ivory Cost, Uganda and Namibia in the group stage.
Makembo has implored Chipolopolo to treat the CHAN competition seriously.
“This time we don’t want us (Zambia) to end in the quarterfinals or semi-finals. We want to go all the way to the final. As fans we need positive results,” he said.
Zambia were quarterfinalists at the last CHAN staged in Rwanda in 2016.
“We need to protect our country’s name. This is the only country we have as God is no longer creating any land anymore,” Makembo said.
He added:”As fans will move to Morocco to support the boys with our machinery.”
But Assistant coach Aggrey Chiyangi yesterfay said talking about winning the CHAN title will be vague if the team does not systematically cross the hurdles to the final.
He said the first thing at the tournament is to reach the quarterfinals.
“For us the first thing we are looking at is qualifying to the quarterfinals. We cannot talk about winning the tournament now because there are hurdles we have to cross. So we have to cross the first hurdle and the
The CHAN runs from 13th January to February 4th