COSAFA preps cheer FAZ


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THE three-day training camp for local players ahead of the May 25 to June 8 COSAFA Cup has made good progress, says Coach Aggrey Chiyangi.
Chiyangi has hailed the debut call-ups for having accounted for them well during the camp.
According to, the 2018 Zambian Coach of the Year said that his technical team was working on the team spirit as they prepare for the tournament.
“There has been a lot of positives we have seen in these players, commitment, discipline and hard work. The team spirit has been very good,”
“The first time call-ups have done very well, we will push them and hope they catch up,” he said.
He also singled out the long term task of identifying the Chipolopolo first choice goalie who should take the mantle from 2012 Africa Cup winning goal-minder Kennedy Mweene.
“Goalkeeper search will be a big project, we really need to identify the goalkeepers that we can pick and make sure that the best amongst them is picked
“The goalkeeper coach needs to identify those that he can train across the provinces,” he said.
Chiyangi was without the players from Nkana and Buildcon who have a league engagement.
Zambia will join the COSAFA tournament at the quarterfinal stage after enjoying a preliminary group stage bye.
The four-time champions will wait for the winner of Group B where Namibia, Mozambique, Seychelles and Malawi will battle for that lone last eight qualification spot.
Should Zambia negotiate its way past the quarterfinals they will play the victor between defending champions Zimbabwe and their prospective opponent from Group A on June 5.
Zambia has played in the last two finals losing to Zimbabwe 3-1 and 4-2 in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
The team has broken camp with a 9-0 drubbing of Division Two outfit Young Zanaco at Woodlands Stadium.


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