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We have to win - Renard

“The question for us in the match against Burkina Faso is simple; we have to win and we have the ability to do it, says Chipolopolo trainer Herve Renard.

The African champion coach said Zambia knew what was at stake and did not need the help of any other team to secure qualification stressing that “destiny is in our hands”.

“We’re under pressure than Burkina Faso because they only need a draw to qualify. But I can tell you, we are strong enough because we have been in this situation before. In Angola in 2010, we drew our first match against Tunisia, and then lost to Cameroon. We needed to win against Gabon in our final game and we played a good match and won,” Renard told a pre match press conference at the team hotel in Mbombela.

“We have been in this situation before. We have destiny in our own hands. The question for us is simple like I said. We have to win and we are able to do it.”

The reigning and defending champions of African take on a hugely confident Burkina Faso at the Mbombela stadium Tuesday night.

Going into the final round of Group C qualifiers, all teams in the group have a chance of progressing and have destiny in their own hands. Burkina Faso, who lead the group on four points need only a draw to go through and deny Zambia.

Nigeria, also on two points and Ethiopia on a point clash in Rustenburg and the winner of that tie goes through. A draw in that match and victory for Zambia over Burkina Faso would see Chipolopolo win the group and Burkina Faso going through as runners up.

Zambia is unbeaten in eight African Cup of Nations matches stretching back to the finals last year.


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