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Zambia coach Renard Herve fears Ghana backlash

Published on: 15 May 2012

Zambia coach Renard Herve has warned his side not to underrate Ghana who will miss talisman Andre Ayew in next month's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier. 

The Olympique Marseille ace has been ruled out of action due to a shoulder operation he underwent last month.

The 22-year-old gave goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene problems during February’s 2012 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash in which the Chipolopolo won 1-0.

But Herve-who was assistant Ghana coach in 2008-says the absence of the mercurial will not take anything away from the Black Stars who are eyeing revenge.

"This is a good thing for us but they (Ghana) have a lot of talent apart from Ayew. It will be a difficult game because they will also need points just like us," he said.

Zambia host Ghana on June 9 at Ndola's newly constructed 45,000 seater Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in a second Group D match.



This article has 16 comment(s), give your comment
  • zongo laprewa says:
    May 15, 2012 10:51 am
    First rule of war, give your opponent respect and that's exactly what he is doing. He is doing the right thing.
  • Chu says:
    May 15, 2012 10:54 am
    Which scare did dede give mweene at the afcon? cause ghana hardly approached the zambian goal
  • pacific says:
    May 15, 2012 11:09 am
    maybe brother chu watched different match..go to youtube and watch the match again
  • botokli says:
    May 15, 2012 11:09 am
    dede or no dede the boys must b motivated n urged on 2 win their matches 2 qualify 4 d 2014 WC.
  • OTUMFUO says:
    May 15, 2012 11:21 am
    Zambia get ready. You will see red. You will smell pepper. Get ready for Clottey and Basit of Berekum chelsea. You were just lucky to beat my Gold Coast. Gh 3-0 Zamb
  • marshall says:
    May 15, 2012 11:42 am
    @ chu. u need to watch the zambia ghana match again ad watch the saves kennedy made that day.
  • Chu says:
    May 15, 2012 12:17 pm
    Thanx pals am going to watch that again
  • mulenga says:
    May 15, 2012 12:33 pm
    Ghanaians!!! this is how you were talking before Zambia beat you. wait. it seems you dont know Zambia. anyway Ghana is a good team.
  • A concerned citizen says:
    May 15, 2012 01:19 pm
    This is a minds game the Zambian coach is playing on our minds. The only thing the Black Stars have to do is to remain focused and treat that match as a cup final.
  • Sunny says:
    May 15, 2012 01:20 pm
    Ghana v comment til then.
  • jockey(nigeria) says:
    May 15, 2012 05:47 pm
    zambia are really ready to beat ghana,for constructing new stadium.pls ghana africa football is not about foreign base player.fight spiritiur battle with spirit.and physical battle physically.i see zambia beating ghana,becos africa football is for homebase players with little expirence foreign base player.look at egypt,libya,niger,tunisia,zambia.dat is why nigeria is building strong homebase players dat will include little foreign base.zambia will beat ghana except ghana include some homebase player like clottey and others.players like chris katongo is an expirence man,leading most zambia players dat plays for TP mazembe.
  • Uwumborbi says:
    May 15, 2012 11:25 pm
    I think Christian Atsu Ernest Asante And Dennis Lartey all nee to be included in that squad for Ghana to beat Zambia.GO GHANA GO, GO BLACK STARS GO......
  • SNOW DEMON, BODO says:
    May 15, 2012 06:42 pm
  • waterloo says:
    May 15, 2012 06:49 pm
    a qualifier is different 4rm a tornament.
  • He-goat says:
    May 15, 2012 09:25 pm
    Renard, Renard, Renard. Whether it is mind game or foot game you are playing with us, "wobedi wo Maame tw3" this time around.
  • andrew Chabala says:
    May 22, 2012 08:52 am
    What is important is for Zambia to get prepared.