Zambia coach Renard Herve has warned his side not to underrate Ghana who will miss talisman Andre Ayew in next month’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
The Olympique Marseille ace has been ruled out of action due to a shoulder operation he underwent last month.
The 22-year-old gave goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene problems during February’s 2012 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash in which the Chipolopolo won 1-0.
But Herve-who was assistant Ghana coach in 2008-says the absence of the mercurial will not take anything away from the Black Stars who are eyeing revenge.
“This is a good thing for us but they (Ghana) have a lot of talent apart from Ayew. It will be a difficult game because they will also need points just like us,” he said.
Zambia host Ghana on June 9 at Ndola’s newly constructed 45,000 seater Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in a second Group D match.