New Chipolopolo coach told to push players

 New Chipolopolo coach told to push players
By Mercy Chewe
New Chipolopolo coach Aljosa Asanovic has been advised to ensure that National Team players work hard for Zambia to qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup in Ivory Coast.
Former Chipolopolo striker Jonas Sakuwaha said the new coach must push players to work hard and deliver positive results.
The former Zesco United and TP Mazembe striker said Asanovic must emulate the work culture of former Chipolopolo coach Herve Renard.
“He need to be hard working with these Zambian players. As Zambians we are players who need to be pushed. If you remember during coach Herve Renard’s time, he pushed us a lot. He encouraged us a lot he gave us that freedom to do whatever we wanted to do on the pitch,” Sakuwaha said.
“He (Renard) was pushing us to be who we are. So even the new coach should do the same. We need to qualify for the Africa Cup because there is nothing like making a team.No one is going to listen to excuses that the coach is building a team. We need to qualify to the Africa Cup,” Sakuwaha said.
Meanwhile, Sakuwaha says he is expecting Asanovic to qualify Zambia for the 2023 Africa Cup in Ivory Coast.
Zambia last played at the Africa Cup in 2015.
“We have been 2012 Africa Cup winners, even 2013 we were there but since then we have just been playing qualifiers without qualifying so the expectations are high for him,” Sakuwaha said.

Alice Nachilembe

Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.