Wedson upbeat despite Chipolopolo draw with Bafana

Chipolopolo Coach Wedson Nyirenda says Saturday’s away draw against Bafana Bafana has given his side a great advantage heading into the final leg decider of their 2018 CHAN qualifiers.

Zambia rallied from two-down to snatch a 2-2 against Bafana in final round,first leg match played at Buffalo City Stadium in East London.

Chipolopolo now need a win in the final leg at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on August 19 to book their ticket to the Kenya final that will be held from January 11 to February 2.

“It (the draw) has given us some more confidence and some impetus to go and finish the job at home. I think the two goals we have scored away will give us a good dimension in the home game,” Nyirenda said.

“Having said that, I think we are not taking things for granted.

“If we can score a goal or two here, then they can score at our home, so we are going to be more cautions in the final leg.”

Ten-man Bafana were on target through Gift Motupa in the 31st minute and Mario Booysen in the 47 minute.

Martin Phiri scored Zambia’s first goal in the 61st minute and Augustine Mulenga equalized in stoppage time.

Mulenga’s goal came shortly after Bafana defender Tercious Malepe was sent off for a second booking.

         

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