Zambia coach Herve Renard will not rush Evans Kangwa at the 2012 Afcon

The attacker has not yet been given the chance to shine at the Afcon competition in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea
Zambia coach Herve Renard says Orlando Pirates target Evans Kangwa's opportunity to play at the Africa Cup of Nations will come with time.

The Zambia Under-20 striker has yet to make his Nations Cup debut after two games played at the tournament.

"The time will come, but it will have to take time and when it comes he will play for a long time with the national team," Renard said, according to

"It is good for him to learn. His time will come, he will learn and they are still some games left to play."

Kangwa, who has attracted interest from Pirates, shot to fame at the 2011 Cosafa Youth Championship where he inspired the Zambia U20 side to victory finishing as top scorer on seven goals and winning the Player of the Tournament award.

The Nkana striker is one of three junior players who have travelled to the Nations Cup for the first time together with U23 midfielders Nathan Sinkala and Chisamba Lungu.

"On the day before the game against Senegal I told them; do you know today is a special day for you? I think you will remember this day for the rest of your life," the Frenchman said.

"Because the stadium was full and it was the opening ceremony and we were playing one of the best teams in Africa."

In that match, Chisamba and Sinkala played the full 90 minutes.

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