SHEPOLOPOLO head coach Albert Kachinga says Zambia has a big chance of winning the 2017 COSAFA tournament. Kachinga, who has seen his side dispatch his opponents with surgical beauty is positive that the Shepolopolo are capable of re-writing history.
“We are aware that this is a tournament that has been dominated by Zimbabwe and South Africa. But we are here to change that; the girls have shown that they mean business and want to win it this year,” he said.
Kachinga says he expects an explosive encounter between Zambia and South Africa when the two sides meet in tomorrow’s semi-finals.
“We respect every team we have played against but our objective still remains the same and that is winning the title. Zambia and South Africa are both playing some wonderful football which has seen them meet in the semi-finals. However, the best team will carry the day and I am positive my girls will deliver,”
The Shepolopolo mentor is not leaving any stone unturned when his charges face a pacey South African side.
“I think we are the only country that has faced some very good teams. Zimbabwe, Malawi and now South Africa are very good sides. My girls have been tested and I am happy they have come out unscathed. We won’t give South Africa room to breathe because we know the threat they pose.”
Kachinga was speaking to Fazfootball.com after the team’s first training session since the team qualified to the semi-finals.
Zambia faces South Africa in a do-or-die encounter which will see the winner qualify to the finals of the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship being staged in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.