Chansa tips Chipolopolo ahead of AFCON qualifiers

 Chansa tips Chipolopolo ahead of AFCON qualifiers

By Mercy Chewe
Former Chipolopolo midfielder Isaac Chansa is upbeat Zambia can qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup to be hosted by Ivory Coast.

Zambia last qualified for the Africa Cup in 2015 under coach Honour Janza.

CAF is on 19th April set to make draws for the group stage of the AFCON qualifiers.

Speaking ahead of the forthcoming draws for the next Africa Cup qualifiers, Chansa said Zambia is capable of qualifying for the AFCON

He asked National Team players to be confident during the qualifiers.

“I think we have to forget what has happened in the past and look to the future. The future is now and obviously they (players) have to keep themselves ready for the preparation even as every camp starts,” the 2012 AFCON winner told FAZ Media in Lusaka.

“The players have to be ready and positive that this time around we will do well and we are definitely going to the AFCON.”

Chansa urged fans to rally behind Chipolopolo in the qualifying campaign.

“I just want to urge the fans to be patient with the team especially the Chipolopolo because football is a project. We have a new coach now; we have to support him and everyone behind the team,” Chansa said.

“It starts from them (fans) because if they play a big role, then the players will be comfortable on the field of play and express their talents.”

Alice Nachilembe

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