Zambia centre-half Joseph Musonda told FIFA.com the reigning African champions can put their faltering form behind them at the AFC Africa Cup of Nations.
Christian Eriksen hit the winner as Ajax ended Twente's 100 per cent start to the season, Vitesse Arnhem won to close within a point of the leaders, while Feyenoord struck five.
A west African derby between Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal is the most hotly anticipated of the final stage of 2013 AFCON qualifying ties, which begin this weekend.
With the likes of Demba Ba lining-up for Senegal at the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, their Group A opponents face a tough task in defeating them, however, Zambia are confident they are up to the challenge.
Herve Renard has taken the coaching reigns at Zambia once again and is expecting his side to pull off a surprise in Group A at the 2012 CAF African Cup of Nations.
Back at the Zambia helm for a second time, Herve Renard will travel to the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations without striker Jacob Mulenga, but the French tactician can draw on the legacy left by predecessor Dario Bonetti.