Soccer fans in Zambia have urged the country’s national soccer team which takes on Ethiopia today in group C of the ongoing AFCON not to underrate any of the opponents.
Zambia Voluntary and Soccer Fans Association (ZAVOSOFA) president Peter Makembo says the national team needs to ensure that they defend the cup by winning all their games.
Makembo told ZANIS sports in an interview in Lusaka today that what the Chipolopolo boys need to know was that every soccer fan in the country was looking up to them to reach the finals and win the cup for the second time as reigning African champions,
He added that soccer fans have confidence in the national team adding that their chances of returning the cup were high as the Chipolopolo boys have trained hard.
Makembo pointed out that the boys should coordinate and play as a team stating that this would be an added advantage on their side.
Meanwhile, Chipolopolo boys Brass Band Supporters Chairperson Chisenga Lwipa has called on the national team to have confidence in themselves during their games.
Lwipa said the supporters were happy with the team that Coach Herve Renard has lined up for the games at the AFCON.
He added that the supporters would ensure that they rally behind the national team to offer the necessary support.
The title holders will open their defense against Ethiopia this afternoon before taking on Nigeria four days later and conclude with Burkina Faso on January 29.