Kabwe Delighted to be Back in Chipolopolo Colours

Recalled Chipolopolo midfielder Roderick Kabwe says he delighted to make a return to the Chipolopolo set up after a three-year absence.

The former Chifubu Bullets, Kabwe Warriors and Zanaco midfielder who is on the books of Black Leopards says he will work hard to repay the faith deposited in him by the Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic led bench.

“It is a privilege; it is an honour to represent my country. It is something that I have been working on. I am just happy that it is paying off. Thanks to the coaches for considering me and giving me that call up,” Kabwe said.

He said that playing at home compelled the Chipolopolo to battle for maximum points against Algeria.

“We do not need anything less than getting a victory, especially against Algeria at home, since we are home. We have all the chance and opportunities to win that game, I think have all the chances, all we need is just to go there and play our game, we have beaten Algeria before here in Lusaka, what can stop us doing the same thing again.”

He added: “So, we can focus on the Zimbabwe game later. For now, the Algeria game is on our mind.”

Kabwe says the squad will miss the fans who will not be in the stands due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

“It is always difficult without fans, football without fans is not the same but what can we do? We are just asking them to rally behind us and give us the support that they give us when they are in the stadium even when they are watching on the TV.”

Kabwe who signed off with a goal on Sunday in their 1-1 draw on Mamelodi Sundowns will be hoping to walk straight into Micho’s starting eleven.

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