Chiyangi explains Chabula substitution and Tapson selection

Chiyangi explains Chabula substitution and Tapson selection

Zambia national team played out to a 2-2 draw with Eswatini on Saturday at the National Heroes Stadium to qualify for the 2020 Cameroon CHAN tournament with a 3-2 aggregate scoreline.

Head coach Aggrey Chiyangi made such questionable decisions in the match. He withdrew two-goal hero Emmanuel Chabula and decided to keep a misfiring Tapson Kaseba until late in the second half.

Chiyangi, however, defended his decisions saying Kaseba was a hard worker who runs tirelessly while Chabula did not perform well despite scoring a brace.

“It’s unfortunate that Tapson is very poor on finishing but when you defending he helps a lot. What he just needs to do is work on his finishing but when you play a good team like these guys you need such players who can run up and down. There are so many players who the fans cry for but they should see how they play both in attack and defense,” he said.

” If you asses him (Emmanuel Chabula) on the performance he did not do a lot of things we had asked him to do. He scored the two goals, yes but he did not perform the way we expected him to perform that’s why we had to pull him out,” he added.

Chabula netted twice as Zambia played out to a two-all draw with Eswatini and survived a late scare to book a place at the 2020 Cameroon CHAN tournament thanks to a 3-2 aggregate scoreline.