Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene says they are gunning for a convincing start in the 2017 Afcon qualifiers to make up for their stuttering performance in for the 2015 tournament.
Zambia kicked off their 2015 Africa Cup qualifiers with a scoreless draw against Mozambique and followed that up with a 2-1 away loss to Cape Verde before another stalemate on the road in Niger.
This Saturday, Zambia host unknown Guinea Bissau in an opening 2017 Group A qualifier in Ndola.
Guinea Bissau, who have never qualified for any senior continental competition, will be making their debut trip to face Zambia.
“I won’t call it like he is the new coach because he is familiar to each and every player in the camp so I think he is not new. He has coached some of us at junior level,” Mweene said.
“All in all in camp, we can’t complain everyone looks sharp and when you look at the way everyone is pushing in training everyone wants to play.
“A draw is not acceptable we are not looking for anything less than a win so that is the thing that is in every players mind. the only thing are the three points. The way you start must be very, very strong.”