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Zambia coach vows to dash Ghana World Cup hopes thanks to protest points

Published on: 05 March 2013

Zambia coach Herve Renard has vowed to use their advantage from the points they gained from their protest against Sudan to ensure they edge past Ghana to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

The Frenchman is delighted that his side have been given three free points that gives them some leverage over the Black Stars in the qualifiers for the tournament in Brazil.

Zambia are armed with six points heading into their 2014 qualifier away game in Lesotho this month.

The Chipolopolo travel to Maseru on 24 March with an extra three points after Sudan lost its appeal against docked points for using an ineligible player in their Group D opener on June 2, 2012.

"It is good news," Renard told MTNFootball.com when asked about his reaction to the Court of Arbitration in Sport verdict on Monday.

"But there's still a lot of work to do and to go in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers."

Zambia lost 2-0 to Sudan in their Group D opener last June in Khartoum in a match the hosts fielded defender Saif Ali who was still serving a suspension from the 2012 AFCON.

Meanwhile, Zambia now lead Group D on six points usurping Sudan who previously led on four points but tumble to third.

Ghana are second on three points while Lesotho are bottom on one point heading in the third round of Group D fixtures in a fortnights time.

Comments

  • Randy says:
    March 05, 2013 10:51 pm
    The man is telling the truth: there are still work to be done for the Zambians. They know they don't deserve to top the group. The big question is, would Zambia be able to win all their matches?
  • Black stars fan says:
    March 05, 2013 10:58 pm
    Don't listen to that coach, all his boasting, threats and arrogance before the AFCON proved NOTHING. He wasn't fired so he has started opening his mouth again. You couldn't beat Ethiopia, what are going to do at the World Cup? to disgrace Africa? Ghana will win all our matches before we bury Zambia in Kumasi. Can Zambia score Lesotho 8-0?
  • bbc says:
    March 06, 2013 12:32 am
    Despite the point given to Zambia believe me they won't qualify cos Sudan will do everything to bring Zambia down by spoiling the party for Zambia and let Ghana go through.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    March 06, 2013 01:43 am
    Renard is @ it again....Wutever it takes,even without the ayews we will be in Brazil...
  • Chukwe says:
    March 06, 2013 01:50 am
    Oh Gaynians can't u see that your bs team is doomed,Sudan will draw again in Kumasi n ya'll still be saying the same crap that your team will qualify...anyways its a good thing to be optimistic!!!
  • Black stars fan says:
    March 06, 2013 02:03 am
    You never know anything about Ghana. Go ask Nigeria, who are they afraid of most in Africa?
  • Randy says:
    March 06, 2013 02:08 am
    You are absolutely right. All our players will love to play at the World Cup, and that includes Essien, KPB, John Mensah, Abeyie, Muntari & Ayews. Ghana will qualify definitely. Zambia will share tears at Ndola when Sudan handles them.
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 02:24 am
    He should keep barking but, we know he can't bite! Talking tough but, can't fight!!!
  • mojahadine says:
    March 06, 2013 02:42 am
    What are you talking about, we have a game in two weeks and Akwesi Appiah does not even have a team called. All these so-called players are all bluffing, talking as if playing for the BalckStars is detriment to their health. Essien has been sitting on the bench, still dreaming about being a regular for Real Madrid instead of playing for the national team.
  • Ghanaian die hard fun says:
    March 06, 2013 02:44 am
    We are definitely out. Renrd is right out. We just have to face. We will be under pressure most of the games . With that low performance at Afcon 2013. Nothing is ours Ghana . Zambia is swift and dangerous whom we failed to beat in recent competitive games . And was just checking records no team has survived in Ndola.
  • John says:
    March 06, 2013 02:53 am
    Hahaha....another mans poison is anothers meat!
  • Ghanaian die hard fun says:
    March 06, 2013 03:01 am
    Its two weeks now,Ghana does not even have a team to face wounded Sudan....mamama ...while we are just attacking Zambia ...i ve seen on their website they're announcing their list soon and heading into camp.....Will Ghana survive .....?
  • GHFUO, BE SERIOUS NOT PRIDEFUL! says:
    March 06, 2013 03:32 am
    i honestly hope zambia beats gh n qialifies to the wcup. the gfa are too STUBBORN, CORRUPT, egoTISTIC AND POMPOUS. FOR AN FA THAT HASNT WON A MAJOR TROPHY WITH ITS SENIOR TEAM FOR OVER 31YRS. YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD SHED THEIR OLD WAYS AND BE MORE PROFESSIONAL. EVEN IF GH QUALIFIES. U THINK AA CAN INSTILL ANY DISCIPLINE WITH THE BOYS? I DOUBT THAT. WE WILL GO TO BRAZIL, THE LAND OF BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AND COME BACK WITH MORE PROSTITUTE STORIES.FOR GOODNESS SAKE, ZAMBIA PLS BEAT GH. I GHFUO AM BEHIND YOU 100%
  • Opoku says:
    March 06, 2013 03:21 am
    We should beat Sudan and hope Lesotho beat Zambia for.Professor whats your take on this????
  • Zambian says:
    March 06, 2013 03:38 am
    Zambia will top this group. The coach is right! Hard luck Ghana! Next time friends! We supported you during the last World Cup and you made Africa proud but it is our turn now dear friends! Bye bye!
  • Black Stars Fan says:
    March 06, 2013 07:19 am
    I hope we don't end up drawing again with Sudan in Kumasi.U right maybe we should switch the venue to Tamale or Acraa.
  • Dennis says:
    March 06, 2013 07:13 am
    No we don't want Tamale,we want our favourite hunting groung in kumasi Baba yara and this match should be played daytime not under floodlights!!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 04:30 am
    Stupid Zambian APE!!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 04:31 am
    Zambian APE!!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 04:32 am
    Then we will Eat Zambia, Sudan, and Lesotho alive!!
  • Samedge7 says:
    March 06, 2013 05:23 am
    Gfa please make sure the Ghana againt Zambia is played in Tamale. The Dagomba supporters will avenge what they did to our players in Zambia. Villagers with big-big jersey. Nkurasefo)!
  • Zed says:
    March 06, 2013 08:08 am
    How can u eat your nightmare????
  • Osuman says:
    March 06, 2013 08:54 am
    hmm...na wahala dey for Ghana...nid a miracle!
  • koffi.. says:
    March 06, 2013 09:46 am
    Did i hear say, we are going 2 where? Brazil' with all dis uncertainties, controversies surrounding the gfa and the over hyped average players' with the incompetent coach still hanging on? No way' we are OUT....period
  • Odartey Nii Lamptey says:
    March 06, 2013 09:12 am
    I like the faith that Ghanaians have .Even if a person is brain dead we still hope that he will walk again.Brotherman we are done and dusted.The Battle will be lost in Khartoum believe me.
  • koffi.. says:
    March 06, 2013 09:43 am
    Did i hear say, we are going 2 where? Brazil' with all dis uncertainties, controversies surrounding the gfa and the over hyped average players? No way' we are OUT....period
  • lalasu says:
    March 06, 2013 10:57 am
    Renard think about how u will qualify to the world cup but dont think about Ghana cos we are not the only country in the group trying to qualify for the world cup
  • kuukuphilly says:
    March 06, 2013 11:39 am
    Frimpong and warris needs to be called.y is kwasi appiah keep on playing one striker up front.Lesotho must beat Zambia @ all cost.
  • kat says:
    March 06, 2013 11:43 am
    ghana why are you so bitter on zambia my brothers.ivory coast had the finest players at afcon 2013 but fell out by a team from group b.football is played on the pitch and with different tactics. not by insults such as ape zambian. sudan were wrong and if they had the same to ghana i will definatly support ghana. learn to accept change and keep moving ahead. zambians are busy sharping up. ghanaian know zambia is force in soccer. in 1996 zambia beat ghana and vis versa has beaten zambia before 'but as things stand now zambia remain stronger not on points but on the pitch as well.
  • bawah says:
    March 06, 2013 12:00 pm
    HERVE RENARD PROMISSED TO BEAT US AND HE DID IT TWICE.SO LET TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 12:04 pm
    you will see. We will shackle you alive. You think you can come to Ghana where EMPIRES fell and walk out a happy man... We will rough you up!! It will be like 1000 kicks to the head!! you have never defeated us in Ghana and it won't start then. It will be like 1000 knives in the eyes... There will be no kid gloves!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 12:05 pm
    Zambia has never beat us in Ghana but, usually beat us at home when they bribe North African refs like Kordi... It will be like 1000 knives to their yes when they come to Ghana!!!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 12:06 pm
    We have never drawn in Kumasi
  • SNOW DEMON says:
    March 06, 2013 12:08 pm
    TRUST THIS WORDS. MILO IS GOING TO BE RE-APPOINTED AND DONKEY FIRED FOR ALL THE YEARS OF EATING BEHIND PEOPLE's WORK. THEN MAX KONADU IS GOING TO UNDERSTUDY MILO AND SUCEED. AND FOR THAT BOLA HERVE, HE SHOULD WAIT FOR HIS RSIGNATION AFTER 8 MONTHS.
  • Ezekiel Obiba says:
    March 06, 2013 12:16 pm
    Having a useless coach like AA,how can we qualified,please we should allow the zambians to go.With AA and KN incharge of BS and GFA respectively then we should forget about the world cup cos they are all useless,stupid,clueless and visionless for Ghana football.
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 12:29 pm
    What have you accomplished in your miserable life and does it compare to what these 2 have accomplished? YOU ARE AN APEE
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 12:30 pm
    It will be like 1000 knives to their eyes when they come to Ghana!!! That is how it will feel!
  • Papa says:
    March 06, 2013 02:37 pm
    It's really a pity that Zambia and Ghana were placed in the same group. There are some groups with no formidable teams. Look at group E comprising Congo,Niger,Gabon and Burkina Faso.Group A is also very weak comprising South Africa, Cape Verde, Botswana and CAR. Zambia and Ghana should have represented Africa.
  • STUPID GHANAIAN says:
    March 06, 2013 03:02 pm
    I can see those who were hospitalized for high BP after AFCON are feeling much better going by their mouth opening. Learn to be real. Ghana is in trouble. Let's avoid high BP by forgeting Brazil as early as possible.
  • Randy says:
    March 06, 2013 03:05 pm
    Zambia cannot represent Africa. You cannot even beat 10 men-Ethiopia and what are you going to do at the big stage? To disgrace Africa? We told you guys, your AFCON victory was by LUCK and fluke but you insulted us. Were you able to come out of your group in South Africa? Sudan and Lesotho will take some points from off Zambia before Ghana strip you naked. Better believe it.
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 03:31 pm
    We will fock up!!! You will never leave Ghana without at least 5 goals in your net. That is when you will see that before the rise of these ugly Chimp-polo-polo's there were bigger and better teams. Like the Black Stars!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 04:01 pm
    The get off this site and stop discussing a team you don't want to succeed you FILTHY APE!!
  • Steve says:
    March 06, 2013 05:06 pm
    Who told you that Great Nigeria, The African Champions is afraid of Ghana?...we are the best and Ghana should find something to win , even if it is WAFU cup and stop comparing themselves with their masters!I see Zambia qualifying from this group period!, six points gap is not an easy gap to bridge!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 05:11 pm
    YOU ARE AN APE!!! It is a 3 point gap! As far as Nigeria you population is 7 times bigger than Ghana's! If you had won as many titles as us by population you would have 27 titles!!! Only Cameroon can match us per population. You are so useless and have not even won a world cup game in over 15 years!!! What are you going to do but disgrace Africa. Like Zambia last year you were LUCKY!!!! If you are man enough call a friendly and we will put you in your place!
  • STUPID GHANAIAN says:
    March 06, 2013 05:12 pm
    With A.A...??.. Anyway we shall see how many will be hospitalized again for HBP!!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 05:23 pm
    Shut up baboon!!
  • 9ger says:
    March 06, 2013 05:32 pm
    Ghana's time died 32 years ago when the competition comprised only of 6 teams playing on a round robin arrangement....U can't win with 16 teams battling it out, its a proven fact n u know it.
  • Zed says:
    March 06, 2013 05:45 pm
    Did u beat 10 man Burkina Faso..stop pointig fingers whilst the 3 other are pointing u!!!!
  • Steve says:
    March 06, 2013 05:47 pm
    @Ghanaman, the most beautiful ape, population don't play football otherwise china and india should have won the world cup several times!...meanwhile Ghana have never won anything of note for close to 32 yrs now and you are here bragging. I get before no bi say I get am now! Try to respect your seniors in the game and know that this is our time and we have the bragging right now not Ghana....soooo shot your fucking smelly mouth kunta kente!
  • stephen says:
    March 06, 2013 05:51 pm
    hahahaa,ghana will do wonders to go to de world cup ,enemy of progress nija people, we will meet one day
  • Chris says:
    March 06, 2013 05:58 pm
    We're are coming to teach a bitter lesson at Baba Yara n u'll remember '88 when we bundled u out of the Olympics.
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 06:04 pm
    YOU FILTHY APE!!! India and China are not footballing nations! Until you get 27 cups you are INFERIOR!!!! All you care about is football and you are useless at that... How can you ever be Ghana's senior when you are inferior! Win a world cup game!!! ahhahahahahahahah you are so useless. If it has taken 32 years that means that we have given you 32 years to win as many cups as we have and you are so inferior you have not been able to do it. 419 criminal APE!
  • Zed says:
    March 06, 2013 06:42 pm
    I don't believe all ghanaian's are foolish to think they will make it to brazil.
  • ike says:
    March 06, 2013 07:56 pm
    Zambia will be sorry for coming to Ghana. The Zambia coach, mouth mouth aaaaa to AFCON! Nothing happened! He has started again. He is going to resign soon.!!!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 10:11 pm
    Come to Ghana running your mouth loosely and see what happens :)
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 10:12 pm
    You are a dumb APE!!!! Come and you will feel the real Chipolopolo!!
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 06, 2013 10:14 pm
    In 1988 we BEAT YOU IN GHANA 1-0 and you beat us in Zambia... As I said you have never defeated us in Ghana you filthy Apes
  • Zed says:
    March 07, 2013 12:40 am
    Well, everyone is entitled to their opinions..i for one see another solitary goal past a sprawled and mesmerized Dauda!!!
  • princep9 says:
    March 07, 2013 12:56 am
    for your information don't forget Essien gets paid sitting on the bench , more than you will ever earn running around for a year. Essien doesn't owe Ghana a dime , he has played his part why don't u pick up your boots and play for Ghana
  • princep9 says:
    March 07, 2013 12:58 am
    keep dreaming , if we couldn't beat burkina faso with a goal lead, a man down, a goal denied against them. Who are we going to beat in the world cup keep dreaming bro,
  • kat says:
    March 09, 2013 07:01 am
    it that ghanaman has put his heart on the ground. As far as am concerned foot history is good for new ideas. for me i can say never tell another man that you can beat him,before you come out of the ring. remember ghana and zambia they will boxe in it in kumasi or what ever. we do not have players in those big european leagues,but we have players at one of africa's finest clubs which reached fifa world club cup finals with a big number of zambians on the field. we proud to be associated with the growth of african leagues. this is what makes zambia strong, we have the sydrome of culture shock or wheather shock. many people will never give teams having there selection from african leagues a chance. for us zambians we do not mind which league a person comes from, we just play football and we love to play our football.this is what makes us dangerous. Ba scored a goal for nigeria in the final and nigerias are champions.bravo keshi for joining zambia in shocking the dreamers and promoting african leagues by including local player. zambia
  • Steve says:
    March 07, 2013 05:41 am
    Pig, Nigeria is the first country in many years before Ghana to win a world cup game ! ... And in the international footballing community, Nigeria is more respected than Ghana. I won't insult you or other respected Ghanaians because of my up bringing but I willadvise you to go to character reformation class as you behave like a bushman!
  • Steve says:
    March 07, 2013 05:57 am
    We don't play friendly, we win championships / tournaments , that's what makes Nigeria thick.friendly is meant for learning country like Ghana ,we are on our way to win confederations cup in brazil for Africa for the first time, those are what Nigeria plays for and not cheap friendly that is always made up of our home base players for sometimes now.
  • kedo says:
    March 07, 2013 06:17 am
    Let not football divide us.Whether Ghanain or Zambian, we are born from the same mother called Africa. Let the best team qualify.Ghanaman, Kindly tone down, this is just football and am afraid the rate at which you surpport yor team may send you to an early grave
  • KW says:
    March 07, 2013 07:40 am
    AFCON 2013 GROUP C ARE THE CORRECT REPRESENTATION OF AFRICA AT THE WORLD CUP.