ZAMBIA U-23 national team coach Beston Chambeshi says he is confident that his side will beat Malawi in the first leg of the 2019 U-23 AfCON qualifiers.
The U-23 takes on Malawi next week looking for a result that makes it easy for Zambia in the return match at home.
Chambeshi’s club commitments in the CAF interclub competitions has made it difficult for him to be with the team in camp which has left preparations to his assistant Bilton Musonda.
The U-23 local players left for South Africa where they would be camped before heading to Malawi.
Chambeshi and midfielder Harrison Chisala would only link up with the team in Malawi after Nkana’s continental duty in Sudan.
“We are looking forward to the first game against Malawi and we are pretty sure of a positive result. We are having a friendly in SA, we have been working well, all pros have responded, there is a lot of morale. I have spoken to the boys, they are confident of going to Egypt. All the players we have called know our culture, we haven’t changed much, I have worked with them and I have worked with coach Bilton,” said Chambeshi.
Chambeshi’s former U-20 stars Patson Daka, Enock Mwepu and several of the 2017 U-20 AfCON champions will join the team in South Africa.