Bafana will fall, Shonga

Chipolopolo team in training at Independence Stadium in Lusaka-picture by Tenson Mkhala

Zambia striker Justin Shonga is confident they will beat Bafana Bafana on Saturday and qualify to the 2018 CHAN finals.

Chipolopolo and Bafana head into the final round, last leg qualifier at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola level at 2-2 from the first leg played on August 12 in East London.

Zambia fought back from two-down to snatch a stoppage time draw and collect the vital away goal.

A scoreless home draw at Levy will suffice to see Zambia through to their third CHAN tournament and second successive final after reaching the quarterfinals at Rwanda 2016.

Shonga said he was also hoping to do his bit and get a goal for the team.

The Nkwazi striker scored his third Zambian goal in the first round qualifiers in a 3-0 home win over Swaziland on July 22 in Lusaka that saw Chipolopolo book their last stage date with Bafana 7-0 on aggregate.

“The team is very ready we are training well and ready for the game,the fans should just be ready to celebrate. It is victory on Saturday and we will push hard to score and I should at least hit the net and help the team qualify,” Shonga said.

“It will be a good game it won’t be easy. We played well away, we pushed, we never gave up because we just had the fighting spirit that we need to get a point from there so that when we come here, we can finish the job.”

Shonga added that playing Bafana twice away in South Africa where they won 2-1 in a friendly on June 13 before last weekend’s draw had given the confidence about getting a significant result in the home match.

         

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