Johannesburg - Despite their 1-0 loss to Bafana Bafana last weekend, Zambian national team coach Honour Janza has admitted that he was satisfied with the performance of his team but also stressed that failure to convert chances cost them.
Bafana defeated Chipolopolo in an entertaining 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) warm-up game at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday courtesy of a Thuso Phala strike.
“I think we had a good match,” said Janza.
“South Africa did all they could and that is playing a good and attractive football.
“They were very fast of course and it’s what we expected from them.
“But I am also happy with the way my team played despite our mistakes.
“I know we made one or two mistakes which allowed South Africa to score their goal.
“We also missed our chances and it’s very important to utilise your chances in football.
“If we took those chances, the game would have ended differently.”
The 2012 AFCON champions are yet to announce their final 23-man squad to travel to Equatorial Guinea this month.
Chipolopolo have been drawn in Group B against Tunisia, Cape Verde Islands and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
They will open their campaign against DRC at the Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyín on January 18.