Zambia caretaker coach Beston Chambeshi has said Chipolopolo are determined to deliver the goods in the World Cup qualifying matches.
Chambeshi spoke to Football Association of Zambia media team from Morocco where the 22-member squad is undergoing 10-day camp training.
“Fans have to believe in this team and for sure we are working very hard to make sure we give them a smile. All we need to do is focus here,” he said.
The coach, who succeeded Serbian Milutin Sredojevic last month, said he was happy with the facilities at the disposal of his team in Marrakech.
“I am happy with the training facilities here; we have been received very well which is good. We are working on many aspects of the game,” Chambeshi said.
Zambia want to atone for the failed qualification campaign for the Africa Cup of Nations which was followed by the failure to defend the Cosafa Cup in South Africa last month.
Chambeshi, therefore, said his players have responsibility to start the second round of the World Cup qualifiers on a high when lining up against Mauritania.
“We are happy with the way the boys have settled and we are looking forward to the game in Mauritania which is good for us,” Chambeshi said.
The coach is keeping fingers crossed over the availability of Europe-based players such as Fashion Sakala, Enock Mwepu and Patson Daka due to Covid-19 travel hitches.
Clubs in England have resolved against releasing players to Covid-19 hot spots such as Zambia for the World Cup qualifying matches.
Chambeshi also expects to have Africa-based players such as Kabaso Chongo and Augustine Mulenga.