COACH Beston Chambeshi has promised to put a smile on the faces of Zambians as he plots to stop Congo Brazzaville in the return match of the U-23 Olympic qualifiers on Sunday.
Zambia beat Congo 2-1 on Wednesday night to set up a nervy final clash in Sunday’s game.
Skipper of the side Fashion Sakala scored a brace on but was guilty of wasting numerous scoring opportunities especially in the first half when Zambia was in total control of the proceedings.
Speaking before departure for Congo at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport yesterday, Chambeshi said his side will apply a cautious game plan.
“Now we know where to start from. I am sure we’ll work hard. We are not under pressure. We will work hard and believe in ourselves so that we maintain our…we scored two and they scored one, we have to protect that goal. But we also want to get a goal away from home which is very important,” he said.
He hinted at making adjustments to his team with an indication of extra defensive power.
“Yes we will make one or two changes because we are playing away from home. We are an attacking team, we need a goal from there but we also have to be cautious in defence. This team is a people’s team, they love them, so we will make sure we put a smile on the peoples’ faces,” said Chambeshi.
The winner will qualify to the U-23 AfCON to be staged in Egypt in November from which the top three teams will qualify to the Olympics to be staged in Tokyo next year./