Coach comes to N’gonga’s defence

Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda has slammed attacks striker Alex Ng’onga and his family have endured over his misses in the 1-0 away loss against Nigeria.

Ng’onga was at the end of a backlash from fans over Zambia’s exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and some alleged fans stormed and damaged his mother’s home in Kitwe on Saturday after the game.

Nyirenda said he has faith in Ng’onga’s abilities and that those attacking him have been very harsh on the combustible Power Dynamos striker.

“Instead of thanking your own man you want to attack him. I would like the law to take its full course on people who have done that because we cannot allow a few disgruntled people to take charge of the nation’s game by propagating hate,” Nyirenda said.

“There’s this culture of hate that has come to Zambian football which we have to cut down now and those people have to be a good example.”

Ng’onga came into the team following injuries to Brian Mwila and Patson Daka.

“Ng’onga had the best game in Nigeria. From yesterday he has not rested people wanting to get pictures with him, you come back home he’s an enemy of the state. What kind of people are we?” asked Nyirenda.

         

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