Find better replacement for Mweene, fans urge Chipolopolo technical bench

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The Chipolopolo Soccer Fans Association has called on the national team technical bench to find the right replacement for suspended goal keeper Kennedy Mweene.

Association Chairman Yotam Mwanza said the technical bench should seriously intensify the search for a goal minder to replace Mweene ahead of the forthcoming two world cup qualifying games.

Mwanza explained that there was need for the technical bench to ensure that a right goalkeeper was identified to guard the posts during the two games which Mweene will miss due to the red card suspension he is serving.

In an interview with ZANIS Sports in Lusaka today, Mwanza said it was unfortunate that the technical bench did not foresee the need to train a second choice goalkeeper who can perform well just like the first choice goalkeeper.

He has since urged the technical bench to emulate the old national team which had the late Efford Chabala and Richard Mwanza who were both capable of handling the goal posts in the absence of the other.

And Mwanza has since urged the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) to organise a friendly match before the team takes on Lesotho on June 8 at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium in Ndola.

Mwanza said the team needs to win all the remaining matches for it to successfully secure a place at the Brazil 2014 world cup tournament.

He added that the supporters were more than ready to cheer the team.