After being held to a 1-1 draw by Nigeria in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on Saturday, the Flames on Monday resumed training and shifted focus to Saturdayâ€™s swim-or-sink 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifier against Chad.
Flames need nothing short of a win to qualify for the second round having lost the first leg 3-2 in Nâ€™djamena earlier this year.
Coach Kinnah Phiri said he would ring some changes in the quest to improve the striking force that has been toothless in the past five games.
“We will have to make changes in a bid to strengthen the striking force.
“There are no two ways about it, we must-win on Saturday to qualify for next round; otherwise, it will be disastrous,” said Kinnah.
He also said he will focus on up-and-coming strikers having been let down by the old guard.
“The reason we are fielding older players such as Russell [Mwafulirwa] is to guide young players, but we now have to concentrate on the younger players because senior players are not delivering,” said Kinnah.
Meanwhile, stand-in captain Moses â€˜Lubaâ€™ Chavula has appealed to the soccer fraternity to rally behind the team.
He said they were aware that the fans expected a win last Saturday considering that they were playing at home.
“On behalf of my colleagues I would like to urge the fans, to continue supporting the team. We should now switch focus to Saturdayâ€™s game against Chad,” said Chavula.