Chisamba Lungu complains about radical changes in team & being benched

Chisamba Lungu
Chisamba Lungu

Chisamba Lungu says the radical changes made to the Zambia national team over the last eleven months have not helped the team.
Zambia has won just one competitive match from twelve games alone in 2015 both under Honour Janza and his successor George Lwandamina.


That game was a consolation Cosafa Cup Plate semifinal win over Ghana that Zambia won 3-0 with the other three victories recorded in friendlies.
“We have not been doing well I think coming to the FAZ executive and coaches they have to use players who are suppose to play,” Chisamba said.


“They have to mix experience and skill but if you have only skill in the team without experience then you can play 100 games, people will say that guy can dribble but without experience you can’t go anywhere.
“What we are lacking now is experience. These guys who are coming in now have to learn from people that have experience but now it is the opposite, those who have experience it’s like they are learning from those who are coming now which is in football we won’t go anywhere, , they are few experienced players in the team.”


Meanwhile, Chisamba also revealed that he was not happy to play a part role in the team.
The midfielder who is a starter at his russian club FC Ural where he shares the captaincy role but has been a benchwarmer for Zambia since a purge under Janza was executed following the team’s 2-1 away loss to Cape verde in a 2015 Africa Cup qualifier.


“It is not easy to be captain of a side and to be in the first eleven , so I am on my best, but when I come here its something else but I respect that,” Chisamba said.
“That is why I said every coach has his plan, so if you are not in the game plan better they don’t call you.”