Zambia coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has said they will give Tanzania ‘enough respect but not too much respect’ when they meet today Tuesday at the ongoing CHAN tournament in Cameroon.
The Group D match is scheduled for this evening at Limbe Omnisports Stadium.
Speaking ahead of the match, Micho said their focus goes beyond merely winning the opening match.
“We are one of the sixteen teams here at the tournament. There are sixteen dreams one, will come through. We give absolutely respect but not all respect to the team of Tanzania, Tanzanian football is rising considering the performance of Simba FC in CAF Champions League and Namungo FC in CAF Confederation Cup. Their players are coming from a very competitive league,” He said.
“We intend to pass through the group stages because after group stages, everything is possible but instead of us speaking beyond, we will be disrespectful to the team of Tanzania and this might shift our concentration on our focus on tomorrow’s fixture.”
Zambia are making their third appearance at the tournament which is exclusive to home-based players.
Next, Micho and his men take on Guinea on Saturday, 23rd January then conclude with Namibia on 27th January. Chan ends on February 7th February 2021.