Zambia Begin The Defence Of Their Nations Cup Crown

Zambia Begin The Defence Of Their Nations Cup Crown

Reigning African champions Zambia will fancy their chances against Uganda but they will have to be careful they are not complacent. Uganda have an excellent home record. In the previous qualifying round Uganda beat Congo-Brazzaville 4-0 to overturn a 3-1 defeat in the away leg.

“It’s always good to have the away leg first … we are pretty formidable at home”Bobby Williamson Uganda coach

Zambia defender Hichani Himoonde told BBC Sport: “There are no easy games for us, whoever we play they want to beat the champions. It’s 11 v 11 and whoever plays the best will win. But I believe we will qualify for the finals.”

Uganda coach Bobby Williamson said: “It’s always good to have the away leg first, so we’ll know what we have to do at home. It’ll be great to get an away goal but the Zambians are well drilled and don’t concede many so it will be tough for us.

“But we are capable of scoring goals in Kampala. We are pretty formidable at home and have not lost a game in my time here – and it goes back quite a long way before that.”

However, Uganda will be without key strikers Geoffrey Massa and Brian Umony.

18 Responses to "Zambia Begin The Defence Of Their Nations Cup Crown"

  1. kakolwe   September 8, 2012 at 5:09 am

    I see an overconfident Zambia leaving the stadium with a one goal deficit against them. The score line is 1-2.
    It is a question of a mother country playing a father country for me!!

  2. Candela   September 8, 2012 at 5:25 am

    We r beatin the cranes but we shud not underate them.

  3. kapuli wa ng'ongo   September 8, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Just make sure all our players are elligible and without any red card or other issue that might complicate our chances.

  4. helly phiri   September 8, 2012 at 7:05 am

    We need to show the cranes how football is played at levy mwanawasa stadium by winning 3 1

  5. Mwanamfumu   September 8, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Cranes mwawa.

  6. Lumanisha nondo   September 8, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Quite alright,da game will b tough & we can’t underate them (cranes) but we’ll teach them da lesson by winning them by 4-1.

  7. Lumanisha Nondo   September 8, 2012 at 9:56 am

    The cranes..! “mwalacimona icimuletele mu Zambia.”

  8. kanda Mbuzi   September 8, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Zambia Kaanndaaa Mbuzi,Menya Mbuzi Chipolopolo

  9. Siven Riebeck   September 8, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Go Zambia go!!! ZAM 3 UGD 1

  10. bob   September 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Football is decided after 90 minutes.but on paper we are wining.

  11. Bachikulile   September 8, 2012 at 11:09 am

    @ Kakolwe,u must v eaten a lot of monkeys 4 u not 2 give a wise prediction….b in yo right state of yo mind b4 commentin….nonsense!!!!

  12. Lasalasa   September 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The problem with our players is that they give away games that matter much. Ope they ll put in their best in this one. Go go Zambia go Chipolopolo go, we are with you through the journey.

  13. Bachikulile   September 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Zambia 5 0 Uganda

  14. Shimpindu   September 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

    It’s Zambia 4 and Uganda 0

  15. لكل   September 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    siapa talasa..chipolopolo bravo..nafuti nafuti

  16. jay jay   September 8, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    poor performance to say the least.beatung ugand 1 -0 and you say talasa..forget about africon SA…REALLY dissapointed..just wondering why jonas sakuwaha is put on the bench..does felix katongo deserve to be in the squad at the expense of jacob mulenga

  17. Ba Eva   September 9, 2012 at 12:28 am

    @jay jay u r spot on, how do u boast ati talasa 1-0 pa home wth uganda? Kiss gudby to Afcon bane. Uganda wont spare us in Kampala mark my words.

  18. kakolwe   September 9, 2012 at 5:05 am

    @Bachikulile, why all that venom? Not all predictions must come your way. Whose game plan worked at Mwanawasa stadium? Of course the cranes, thus, their cerebration after 90min. I’ll talk to you after the Kampala match.