Chipolopolo Needed Katongo – Amokachi

NIGERIA interim coach Daniel Amokachi has wondered why Honour Janza snubbed former captain Christopher Katongo when Chipolopolo needed experience at the AfCON in Equatorial Guinea. Speaking on SuperSport after Zambia exited the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday night, Amokachi said Chipolopolo needed experience such as Katongo’s to progress at the tournament. “I think Janza got it very very wrong, for me I am not happy with seeing him (Katongo) in the studio here,” Amokachi said. He said Katongo was still young and energetic to play at the AfCON. “The player they miss more is here. He is 33-years-old, he has been to five AfCON, this one would have been his sixth. At the age of 33 he has captained five of them and he is still playing he is not injured. If he was injured, I would understand. If he didn’t have a club, I would understand. Some (players) have been there (at AfCON) by more than 33 years,” said Amokachi whose team is not at the tournament. Katongo and Amokachi are among panelists analysing matches at the ongoing tournament. Zambia finished bottom of Group B with two points after drawing 1-all with the Democratic Republic of Congo, losing to Tunisia 1-2 and a goalless draw against Cape Verde. Tunisia and DR Congo have qualified to the quater-finals to be played on Saturday.

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