Bidvest Wits FC and Zambia international defender Chintu Kampamba believes the Chipolopolo can win a major continental trophy as he considers the composition of the experience and youth of the national team a good blend for success.
Chintu told journalists during a Chipolopolo post-match media briefing at the Woodlands stadium that the time was right for the Zambia National Tram to get to the top of the continent.
“Looking at the makeup of the team, we have many young players with good skills and determination to well for Zambia. I think with the experience we have and work we can do as a team, the time has come for us to win something big. That is my goal and I know my friends share in that dream. Our target is to do something for the country which we have not done. And I think over the coming three to five years we can do that because we’re now at a very high level,” Chintu said.
Zambia is the only African country to beat former FIFA World Cup champions Italy 4-0. The Chipolopolo demolished the Italians during the 1988 Seoul Olympic games with now FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya netting a hat-trick as the Zambians cruised to the quarter-finals – a first for an African country before modern day Olympic that have restricted the football competition to Under-23 players.
Top of Zambia’s list for honours is a maiden FIFA World Cup finals place and victory in the Africa Cup finals.
Chintu, who recently moved from Amazulu to Bidvest Wits in the South African Absa Premier League, said he was enjoying top form and wanted to do his best for Zambia in every game.