Midfielder Kondwani Mtonga believes lightning won’t strike twice against Namibia.
Chipolopolo face Namibia on Sunday in a 2016 Caf African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier, just four weeks after the Brave Warriors dumped them out of the 2015 Cosafa Cup tournament at the quarterfinal stage.
Zambia lost that last eight tie 5-4 post-match penalties after a scoreless 90 minutes that subsequently saw them fail to defend the Cosafa Cup title.
“Quite ok they beat us but this time we will go there with a positive attitude,” Kondwani said.
“Despite the loss we learnt one or two things from the first game and I am sure we get a positive result this time.”
The Zesco United midfielder added that playing in Windhoek would not be a major psychological hurdle either.
“These days there is no such thing as home advantage we can beat them there” Kondwani said.
Meanwhile, Zambia will host Namibia in the final leg on July 4 with the winner over both legs to face victor of the other first round tie between Mozambique and The Seychelles in the final round decider in October for a place at next years finals in Rwanda.
Zambia has not qualified to the Chan tournament since 2009 when they finished third at the inaugural championship hosted by Cote d’Ivoire.