National team coach Sven Vandenbroeck says he is not impressed with the level of performance of the 23-man squad that he summoned to camp for a four-day training session.

Sven said the players seemed motivated and in high spirits although their output did not match their performance in the league.

Sven said during a press briefing at Football House in Lusaka yesterday that the players could have been affected by new training techniques he introduced.

Among the new techniques include video-based training.

“I was very much interested in their intelligence and how fast they can pick up new things that I introduced. Most of them were slow and need to have their pace at which they pick up new things improved,” he said.
The new Chipolopolo coach said first timers portrayed elements of shyness that could have affected their performance.

He has noted the need to boost the defence of the team.
Sven said he will have to come up with a way of blending players that will impress him from the next training camp.

The Chipolopolo coach gave no clarity on who will be beside him on the technical bench.
“I have no knowledge of who will stay or leave the technical bench as of now. What is good is concluding the first camp training without injuries,” he said.

Sven urged players to remain focused even if tey fail to make it to the final team to face Namibia in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Namibia.