Cape Town - AmaZulu
goalkeeper coach Davies Phiri, who is also on the technical bench of the
Zambian national team, said Chipolopolo expect to advance to the semi-final of
this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
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Zambia are in one of
the toughest groups at this year’s continental showpiece, as they will compete
against the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cape Verde and Tunisia, all of whom
are strong contenders to advance deep into the competition.
Should the Copper
Bullets emerge from the group unscathed, many would consider their campaign a
success, but Phiri said his squad would dream a lot bigger than that, despite
the lack of experience in the team.
"For us it is
more about the exposure for the young players that we have. They have the
energy to run but a bit of experience is needed," Phiri told the AmaZulu
them will be playing in this competition for first time in their careers. We
have to beef the team with some experienced ones as well.
will not stop us to challenge at least to finish in the semi-finals. We will be
underdogs and surely that will motivate us more.
If you look at the
history you will also notice that most teams that do well in this tournament
have some young blood on their side," added a confident Phiri.