Chipolopolo skipper Kennedy Mweene says the team remains positive despite having dropped points in Guinea Bissau in a race to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Mweene noted that holding on to the Guinea Bissau loss would only demoralize the squad and not solve any problem.
In an interview with Goal Diggers! the Mamelodi Sundowns goalie said the team remained confident of qualifying to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations by winning the remaining two fixtures against Namibia and Mozambique.
“We will remain positive, we know that we will qualify and like the coach has indicated before, we have a very good team. The only thing we need to do is not to doubt ourselves. That is what I have shared with all the guys,” said the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winning goalkeeper.
Zambia defeated Guinea Bissau 2-1 last week on Wednesday before losing by the same margin in the reverse fixture four days later.
Mweene said the team was disappointed with the loss but was now focussing on the November 16 assignment against Mozambique in Maputo.
“It is always a bad thing to lose especially when you know your abilities as a team. We are disappointed but in football if you play, you cannot sit on that result for long because you have to look at the next game which is Mozambique,” said Mweene.
Zambia has accumulated four points from four matches with one win, two losses and a draw. There are two more fixtures to play before the qualifiers conclude.
Guinea Bissau tops Group K with seven points while Namibia and Mozambique also have four points.