October 17, 2013
The Zambia National Team on Thusrday afternoon arrived from China where they gave a good account of themselves against five time World Champions Brazil in a game the Chipolopolo Boys lost 2 – 0.
Assistant National Team coach Masauso Mwale who arrived with the players said he was happy with the performance of his players despite the loss and described the game as a good platform for the team.
“The performance of the team was good, the players gave a good account of themselves”, the Nkana FC coach stated.
Interim coach Patrice Beaumulle was not part of the squad which arrived at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport comprising mainly of local players.
Astra of Romania want-away midfielder Fwayo Tembo and Israeli based Emmanuel Mbola also arrived back in the country.
Mbola stated that playing Brazil was a momentous occasion for him.
“They have big players, the best players in the world… playing against Brazil gives a great feeling,” the left full back said.
Despite missing some key players, Zambia managed to avoid being overrun by the Samba boys with Brazil Coach Felipe Scolari describing Chipolopolo as a great team which made the game difficulty for his star studded team as they were very competitive.
Zambia’s next assignment will be in the Cecafa Cup next month.