The 1994 AFCON silver medal winner and former Power Dynamos and Napsa Stars coach also believes coach Wedson Nyirenda’s philosophy has hit the right tone in the team.
“We played very well against Nigeria and should treat every game we will now play in the same way,” Chilumba said.
“If you even look at the preparations for both the Nigeria and Algeria games, they were no hiccups and the performances have shown. We hope to see the same support for Wedson in the coming games.”
Zambia’s next match will be against Cameroon in a formality 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
That match will determine who symbolically finishes second in Group B that Nigeria clinched on an assailable 13 points with a game to spare on October 7 with a 1-0 home victory over Zambia to qualify for the Russia finals.
“I know Wedson very well. I have played with him and worked with him. He is not going to treat the Cameroon game like a formality and wants to win it,” Chilumba said.
Meanwhile Chilumba added that Chipolopolo recent success was also a collective effort on the pitch.
“For me, I cannot say it was because of a player’s performance it is all about the team. They have all played very well,” said Chilumba.