Zambia U23 national team head coach Beston Chambeshi is confident his team will put up a good performance when they face Ivory Coast in their last group game at the ongoing U23 AFCON tournament in Egypt.
Chambeshi was speaking after watching his succumb to a 3-1 loss at the hands of Nigeria on Tuesday evening. The 2017 U20 AFCON winning coach believes the group is still open despite his team only picking up a single point from two games.
“The table is still open, if saw the game we played against South Africa and today we will come back in the last game, I know the boys are hungry. It will be a good game against Ivory Coast,” he said.
“We have accepted the defeat, we did not play well. The boys were not at their best, we played much of the long boys which are not our type of play. We conceded from set-pieces, we did a lot of work on set pieces.”
“It was a good game, it was tough because both teams needed points from this game. At the end of the day Nigeria won,” he added.
Patson Daka put Zambia in the lead after just 12 minutes but Nigeria came back and scored three goals to claim a well deserved 3-1 win.
Zambia will play Ivory Coast on Friday at Cairo International Stadium in the final Group B match.
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