Fashion to miss tomorrow’s AfCON qualifier

FASHION Sakala will not take part in the second leg of the Group K Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifier against Guinea Bissau owing to family problems, Chipolopolo coach Sven Vandenbroeck has revealed. And Sven has also disclosed that team manager Hastings Ndovi has been relieved of his position because “he could not adapt to the changes in technology”.

The Chipolopolo boys are in Guinea Bissau ahead of Sunday’s second leg of the qualifier, having played and won the first leg in Lusaka on Wednesday evening.

Sakala was part of the bench during the home game and towards the dying minutes of the encounter, started warming up but did not receive play time. Sven said from Guinea Bissau that Sakala did not travel with the team.

“Fashion Sakala did not travel with us due to some family problems on health,” Sven said.

“We made some changes, the world is changing in modern technologies and some people had some problems with the new modern technologies. We rescheduled the task of the team manager, we did not drop him, to be clear but he will be reassigned in his tasks around the team.”

And Sven said the team has improved but there were still areas that needed polishing.

“The weather is different here from Lusaka, it is much more warm. It will change the game totally so we have to play on a lower tempo. In general, we are improving but we still have some things to improve in the future,” Sven said.

After Wednesdays’ win, Zambia rejuvenated their chances of qualifying for the AfCON which they won in 2012 but failed to defend and later failed to qualify to.

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