Mumamba sees ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

By Staff Reporter


National team assistant coach Mumamba Numba is optimistic about Zambia’s qualification to the 2020 CHAN finals ahead of next Friday’s clash with Botswana in Francistown.

Speaking after running his charges through training at Edwin Imboela Stadium yesterday, Numba said the players had shaken off their pre-season fitness blues and were ready for battle.

“So far so good, I think the fitness levels have really gone up from the time we assembled, we are ready to play. We are very much ready now, we just have to work on the tactical side of the game.” said Mumamba.


Numba said the boys had provided good competition among themselves.

“There is massive competition in the team especially the people that we have brought in like Larry Bwalya and the rest of the guys have brought competition, I think it will even make our job difficult when it comes to the final selection from what we are seeing. We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.” he said.

Mumamba has been drilling the team alongside under-17 coach Oswald Mutapa in the absence of head coach Aggrey Chiyangi who is away on club duty with Green Eagles in Kigali.

Zambia will be away to Botswana on July 26 before hosting the Zebras in Lusaka on August 3.

Winner over two legs will face either Angola or Eswatini in the final qualifying round for the Cameroon 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN).