Zambia Striker Chamanga Confident Chipolopolo Will Edge Ghana In 2014 Wc Qualifiers

Posted On Saturday, 27th April 2013

Zambia striker James Chamanga

Zambia striker James Chamanga

By Ameenu Shardow

Zambia striker James Chamanga remains confident the Chipolopolo can edge out Ghana in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers despite their recent stuttering form.

Zambia dropped valuable points by drawing 1-1 away to Lesotho in the last round of games in March while Ghana took full advantage to crash Sudan 4-0 to close the gap on Herve Renard’s team.

The Black Stars now lie just one point behind the Chipolopolo but with a vital home game against Zambia to come in the final game of the group after playing two crucial away games against Sudan and Lesotho.

And though it seems Ghana has the edge as they are expected to win against Sudan and Lesotho, Chamanga believes winning their next two home games will set them up with everything to fight for when they face the Black Stars in the group’s final game.

“Obviously the first two home games are important for us,” said Chamanga.

“If we can defeat both opponents, we will travel to Ghana possibly needing just a point to go through.

“But we can’t get carried away; we need to focus on each game as it comes. We can’t take anything for granted.”

Zambia remain in control of Group D with seven points followed by Ghana on six with Lesotho and Sudan on two and one respectively.