Chipolopolo coach Milutin Sredojevic insists he cannot be judged for the matches he was not in charge of during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
This comes after Chipolopolo once again missed out on qualifying for the Africa football showpiece set to take place in Cameroon next year.
The 3-2 defeat by Algeria last week in a Group H match meant that Zambia and Botswana will not be part of the 24 nations going to Cameroon.
“Today was my 17th match; I have won eight games, drawn five and lost four. Unfortunately 1/3 of the qualifiers I was not involved,” Micho told ZamFoot.
“I would count this from the time I came. If you count 1, 2, 3… the first I was not involved and I came in trying to save the situation. I will count that we have only gotten four points from the last three matches.
“In football, you can either win or learn the lesson. The lesson learnt today is that with the same spirit we need to represent Zambia and Zambians in the best way. We now have the core of the team that can be a proper contender to go to the World Cup,” he said.
Meanwhile, Zambia will play their final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final Group H qualifier against the Warriors of Zimbabwe on Monday.
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By Ofhani Munyai