Ajax Capetown defender Eric Chipeta is hopeful that Zimbabwe can get revenge on Zambia for their 2013 COSAFA Cup final defeat.
The Chipolopolo romped to a 2-0 victory at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium crushing the many hearts of Zimbabwe football faithfulls.
Chipeta who was making his first appearence in Warriors colours, has been capped 14 times at international level, is confident however, that Zimbabwe will get the better of Zambia, if given the chance, though admits he was heartbroken in the defeat 4 years ago.
For all the threat Chipolopolo may pose, Eric Chipeta is itching to avenge the loss suffered against Chipolopolo in Ndola when he was part of the defensive unit that German coach Klaus Dieter Pagels travelled with for the 2013 edition, marking his Cosafa debut.
The 27-year-old spoke about his wish to “get one over Zambia in the Cosafa Castle Cup”.
“For me it is a revenge mission and I am so eager to win this cup. In my first time in the Cosafa we lost to Zambia in Ndola and I will be happy to win this time,” Chipeta said.
Chipeta said he was using the experience gained from playing in South Africa.
“As a senior player I have to play my role to assist the captains especially in communicating from the back on the field.
“It was difficult at first because we were basically new to each other but as the tournament progressed we began to understand each other better on and off the field and see now want to cap it all with a victory,” he said.