Zambia—Beston Chambeshi Zambia’s national football team coach has expressed his trust in the input defenders Dominic Chanda and Solomon Sakala are showing in training as his committee battles to help Chipolopolo regain its lost glory.
A team that has been under siege in the last season with the new Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Michio’ Sredojevic.
Chipolopolo under Michu’s management has been leaking goals where Zambia out of 27 games only won 3.
Solomon Sakala and Amitava Chanda have been put as part of 22 home-based Chipolopolo players currently in the second phase training camp in Lusaka.
The duo is set to join Chipolopolo on Saturday in Morocco where they will be holding a ten-day training camp ahead of September’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B qualifiers against Mauritania and Tunisia.
“So far so good. At least we are working as a team and the boys are putting in a lot. Right now we are working on our combinations especially in defense, we have seen Solomon and Dominic Chanda are working hard to understand our system which is a good sign.
“We need to engage the players and give them the support needed that’s basically what we have been lacking, with the support of our new government then we expect results will be positive,” Chambeshi said.
Solomon Sakala has been has been recalled to the team after a two years break following a solid half of the season display at defending FAZ Super League champions Zesco United while Kabwe Warriors defender has been regular since Micho regime.
“We have now seen that we have to mend the defense, and I now think our frontline is not a problem. But overall we are happy with the response in training from players.”
Zambia is set to battle Mauritania in an away game in their opening Group B match on September 3 at Stade Municipal in Nouadhibou.