Mulenga Hopes to Replicate Amazulu Form in Chipolopolo Colours
South Africa-based Chipolopolo striker Augustine Mulenga has emphasised the need for all players to be at their best and get maximum points against Algeria in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match.
Speaking ahead of Thursday’s clash set for National Heroes stadium at 21:00hours, Mulenga urged his fellow players to push and be there for each other as Chipolopolo push for qualification to the continental showpiece.
Mulenga, who is enjoying life at Amazulu, netting four times and assisting six times in 18 matches in the 2020/21 DSTV Premiership, commits to turn his club form to the benefit of the national team.
“I have been working so hard even when I was not playing at Orlando Pirates, I have been working hard and I am sure hard work has paid-off for me at Amazulu where I am having game time,” Mulenga said.
“I am sure everyone can see that we are pushing for greater things at club level. I am sure I have the same spirit that I have at Amazulu so that we can deliver on Thursday and look forward to the next game (against Zimbabwe) on Monday.”
Mulenga also said playing football without fans is ‘a bit’ sad but was sure that the Chipolopolo supporters were one hundred percent behind the players and the technical bench.
“This game is very important for us because we needed them to be there so that they can give us support, but we know that they are still with us in spirit and we will make them proud,” said Mulenga.
Zambia hosts Algeria on Thursday (tomorrow) at 21:00 hours at National Heroes Stadium in a Group H encounter.
Chipolopolo need to win to keep their hopes of qualifying to the Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with the final match being away to Zimbabwe in Harare on Monday.