ZAMBIA PLANS TO TOP GROUP B AT AFRICAN NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP

MARRAKECH, Zambian striker Augustine Mulenga has made known the country’s intention of coming out tops when they face Namibia in Casablanca Monday in their final Group B match at the African nations Championship (VCHAN 2018) now taking place in Morocco.

Mulenga, who is in the race for top goal scorer at the competition, which is for home-based players only, told the media after Zambia’s 2-0 win over Ivory Coast on Thursday that his team’s target is to collect maximum points from their three group matches.

“We are taking it one game at a time but going into our next game against Namibia we are aiming at also collecting the three points, so we can be top of the group,” said the striker, who has scored three goals in two games played thus far, one in Zambia’s opening match against Uganda and then both the goals against Ivory Coast.

Zambian national team coach Wedson Nyirenda echoed his player’s statement, saying despite having already qualified for the quarter-finals along with Namibia, they are not going to take things easy going forward.

“Our group was not easy; we just came out top in the group because we prepared well and going into our last group game we are still going for those maximum points to keep us at the top,” said Nyirenda.

Zambia and Namibia’s Brave Warriors are level on six points each, but Zambia tops the table on a better goal difference. The two nations clash in Casablanca on Monday to decide the group winner and runner-up to face the top two teams in Group A, tournament hosts Morocco and Sudan, in the quarter-finals.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK