By MICHAEL MIYOBA
CHIPOLOPOLO coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic says he will directly engage with 2012 AFCON winning goal keeper Kennedy Mweene to avoid the exchange of words through the media.
Mweene was on Monday quoted to have said that he was not going to play for the national team until the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) “resolved its issue.”
Asked about Mweene’s comments, “Micho” hesitated to give his opinion but noted that his technical bench has a lot of respect for players such as Mweene and many others who have served the nation diligently.
“Micho” however noted that there is need to focus on a New Chipolopolo that will soon be involved in AFCON qualifiers, noting that progress is impos- sible without change.
“Change is the pathway to growth. If we have anything to say, we shall say it directly with the concerned party. We shall not have an interchange of words through the media because we have great respect for the people for what they have done for the nation.
“We are looking forward to touching the crucial aspects of the Croatia trip for the under-15 and the Chipolopolo leading to 365 days of moment of truth, test of character and measurement of value for new Chipolopolo,” said “Micho.”
Meanwhile, the Serbian has hailed FAZ for organising three friendly games for the Chipolopolo to be played next month.
Zambia will play South Af- rica and Kenya on 11th and 13th respectively and “Micho” is hopeful that the two friend- ly fixtures will enable Zambia to prepare adequately for the 2022AFCON qualifiersa gainst Botswana.
“The game against South Africa will be a good test for the match against Botswana. We are looking to turn the coin in the right direction for the Zambia team to qualify for the 2022 AFCON in Cameroon,” he said.
By MICHAEL MIYOBA