Soccer fans worried that Chisamba Lungu will not play against Nigeria
Lusaka, Jan 24/13, ZANIS——-The Chipolopolo Soccer Fans Association has expressed worry over the possibility of Zambia playmaker Chisamba Lungu being left out in tomorrow’s encounter against Nigeria due to an injury.
Association Chairperson, Yotam Mwanza, said it is sad that Lungu, who came on the scene last year and has exhibited massive talent as a focal point of the team has to miss the crucial match.
Mwanza hoped for a speedy recovery for Lungu who is a volatile player as he is team mid fielder and also plays striker and an asset to the Chipolopolo stars.
He expressed confidence in Chipolopolo coach, Herve Renard, whom he said would come up with a suitable replacement as medical experts have ruled out Lungu’s participation in this Friday’s tournament.
Mwanza also predicted a 2-0 score in favour of Zambia, the defending champions, in tomorrow’s encounter against Nigeria.
He appealed to the Chipolopolo boys to apply themselves fully in tomorrow’s game and urged soccer fans to rally behind the team and offer the needed moral support.
Lungu suffered a bruised left bone in Chipolopolo’s 1-1 draw against Ethiopia on Monday and sat out training on Wednesday.
The Chipolopolo medical team advised the technical staff to rest Lungu following their assessment of the player.
Zambia will take on Nigeria tomorrow, marking their second game in the tournament.