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

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.

Herve Renard

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.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Randy says:

    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:

      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?

    • GHFUO, BE SERIOUS NOT PRIDEFUL! says:

      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%

  2. bbc says:

    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.

    • Randy says:

      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.

      • mojahadine says:

        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.

        • princep9 says:

          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

  3. kuukuphilly says:

    Renard is @ it again….Wutever it takes,even without the ayews we will be in Brazil…

  4. Chukwe says:

    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!!!

  5. Ghanaman says:

    He should keep barking but, we know he can’t bite! Talking tough but, can’t fight!!!

  6. Ghanaian die hard fun says:

    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.

  7. Ghanaian die hard fun says:

    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 …..?

  8. Opoku says:

    We should beat Sudan and hope Lesotho beat Zambia for.Professor whats your take on this????

  9. Zambian says:

    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!

  10. Samedge7 says:

    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)!

  11. Black Stars Fan says:

    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.

  12. Osuman says:

    hmm…na wahala dey for Ghana…nid a miracle!

  13. Odartey Nii Lamptey says:

    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.

  14. koffi.. says:

    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

  15. koffi.. says:

    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

  16. lalasu says:

    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

  17. kuukuphilly says:

    Frimpong and warris needs to be called.y is kwasi appiah keep on playing one striker up front.Lesotho must beat Zambia @ all cost.

  18. kat says:

    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.

  19. bawah says:

    HERVE RENARD PROMISSED TO BEAT US AND HE DID IT TWICE.SO LET TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY!

  20. SNOW DEMON says:

    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.

  21. Ezekiel Obiba says:

    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.

  22. Papa says:

    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.

  23. STUPID GHANAIAN says:

    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.

  24. Randy says:

    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.

  25. Steve says:

    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:

      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!

      • Steve says:

        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.

  26. STUPID GHANAIAN says:

    With A.A…??.. Anyway we shall see how many will be hospitalized again for HBP!!

  27. 9ger says:

    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.

  28. Steve says:

    @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!

    • Ghanaman says:

      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!

      • Steve says:

        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!

      • kedo says:

        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

  29. stephen says:

    hahahaa,ghana will do wonders to go to de world cup ,enemy of progress nija people, we will meet one day

  30. Zed says:

    I don’t believe all ghanaian’s are foolish to think they will make it to brazil.

  31. ike says:

    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.!!!

  32. KW says:

    AFCON 2013 GROUP C ARE THE CORRECT REPRESENTATION OF AFRICA AT THE WORLD CUP.

  33. kat says:

    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