Russia based Evans Kangwa says he was honoured to captain Zambia in the 2-1 win over South Africa in an international friendly match.In an interview with the FAZ media, the Arsenal Tula forward said the captaincy added a fresh dimension to his game.
“It is huge for me, I have never expected to be captain for the national team. It is not easy to be the captain for national team. I was excited and it added something to my game. I was so happy,” said an elated Kangwa.
On the forthcoming Botswana Africa Cup of Nations double header in November, Kangwa said the friendly matches had provided insight on what needs to be corrected and strengthened prior to the crucial engagements.
“We have a young team full of speed and strength what we need is not to concede goals because we know we can score anytime. Against Botswana we just have to play like we started in the first half and work on finishing our chances,” he said.
Kangwa also hailed the team spirit in camp during the FIFA window international assignments.
“Everyone is working hard, the local players also want to play abroad like us, and we also started like them,” he said.
He also hailed the impact of substitutes in all the matches Zambia has played.
“It is good for us that we have people who can come in at any time from the bench…If you finish your power someone else will come in and do the job.”He added:
“We are happy that we are playing with them. It is not that we are in Europe we are better than them it is because maybe our time came.
Kangwa was part of the 2-1 loss to Kenya and also the victory against South Africa at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.