Cape Town - Zambia
coach Honour Janza believes Sunday's friendly clash against South Africa showed
that both sides have what it takes to make a deep run at the 2015 Africa Cup of
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A tightly-contested affair at the Orlando Stadium was
eventually decided in the 82nd minute when Thuso Phala hammered home for Bafana
Bafana to secure the hosts a 1-0 win.
Chipolopolo were not without their chances though and the
2012 AFCON champions were still able to take plenty of positives from the
encounter as they gear up for this month's Equatorial Guinea showpiece.
"You see what is important is not where you standing
but where you are going," said Janza.
"If they can maintain and sustain the momentum they
have, I think South Africa can go far. We have seen what they have and Zambia
has tested the deep waters and if they can maintain and sustain and believe
what they are doing I think they can go far.
"As for Zambia, it won't be any surprise if they go
far. We have the ability to go far and no-one should congratulate me if we go
into the finals because that's where we belong, and if we don't go far that
will be unfortunate.
"The South African region's football fans should be
comfortable that we will perform well and represent you very well."