Zambia tactician Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic insists his charges have what it takes to defeat defending champions Morocco and seal semi-final berth in African Nations Championship (Chan).
Chipolopolo finished second in Group D to set a date with the Atlas Lions in the semis to be played on Sunday. Micho admits their opponents are a quality team but insists his team will give the best.
“Everyone has a right to count us off but we believe that we have what it takes to progress from the quarterfinals,” the former Uganda Cranes coach said ahead of the game.
“With all due respect to Morocco, they are a top team, they are favourites, they are defending champions and whatsoever. Let them take the role of the favourites, we are who we are, we shall come with the same approach, giving our best.”
Zambia drew 0-0 with Namibia in their final Group game. A win would have helped them avoid Morocco.
“It is not easy to play against a team that has no pressure but has the intention to be party spoilers in away. They have proudly played for their country and I give them credit to the coach and his team,” the Serbian continued.
“We need to critically look at ourselves why from 20 attempts, not even one could finish where it is supposed to finish. This is now something that we need to look at critically and we need to correct all this before playing the quarterfinal match.”