Zambia has to win remaining home games to brighten chances of qualifying – Veep

Chipolopolo striker Jacob Mulenga Simao Mate of Mozambique
Chipolopolo striker Jacob Mulenga Simao Mate of Mozambique

Vice President Guy Scott says Zambia has to beat Mozambique and Cape Verde at home  to brighten their future in group F.


Dr. Scott says  Zambia needed to start the 2015 Africa Cup Qualification campaign on a winning note to  brighten their future in the qualifiers.

The Vice president  has however observed that the Chipolopolo boys are known for snatching good results away.

He for this reason expressed his optimism that the away match against the Black Mambas of Mozambique will all go Zambia’s way.

He said although it is not easy to get result away but Zambia has demonstrated that nothing is impossible in the game of soccer.

ZANIS sports reports that the Vice President said this in a post match interview at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, yesterday.

The Chipolopolo boys were held to a barren draw by the black Mambas of Mozambique before a capacity filled Levy Mwanawasa Staduim, yesterday.

The 2012 Continental Soccer champions failed to get a goal in a game they dominated throughout the 90 plus minutes which was characterized by misfiring and disposition by strikers Jacob Mulenga and his counterpart Christopher Katongo who captained the side.

In the first half Katongo made some brilliant passes which were either disposed by Jacob or landed on the defensive Mozambicans as Jacob was most of the times unavailable in his position.

The Introduction of Collins Mbesuma in place of Jacob Mulenga, Fwayo Tembo for Singuluma and Mukuka Mulenga for Skipper Christopher Katongo brought life in the game but time was already running out for the boys to save their team from an embarrassing scoreless draw.

Vice President Guy Scott’s Wife Charlotte Scott, Minister of Youth and Sports Chishimba Kambwili, Football Association of Zambia (FAZ ) President Kalusha Bwalya were among the dignitaries present at Mwanawasa Stadium.