Avram Grant expects Zambia to overcome managerless Tanzania at AFCON

Avram Grant expects Zambia to overcome managerless Tanzania at AFCON

Zambia coach Avram Grant says his side will look to build on their Africa Cup of Nations opener with all three points against Tanzania on Sunday.

Grant's team were held to a 1-1 draw in their first AFCON group game with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with Kings Kangwa on target at Stade de San Pedro on 23 minutes.

But a goal from Toane Wissa just four minutes later meant that both teams only claimed a solitory point.

The result left Zambia in third place on Group F, while Tanzania are bottom after their 3-0 loss to Morocco.

Tanzania come into this game without Adel Amrouche though after the head coach was suspended by his federation for comments made about the Confederation of African Football and opponents Morocco.

Grant said on ZamFoot: "The most important (thing) in football is the next game, we did a good result in the first game, it was a good performance from the boys for the first game.

"Zambia did not participate in the Africa Cup for a long time, too long for us, it will not happen again. The first game was against a very strong team, we did well, we scored a goal they equalised.

"The first game I am happy, but the second game is always very important for us because we want to go to the next round."

Grant added: "To be honest I do not know, I know they want to play on the pitch. I was impressed with them, they are hard to beat, I think except the 3-0 against Morocco they were good."

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