The Chipolopolo of Zambia will battle Senegal in an international friendly on June 6th.
Andrew Kamanga, President of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) made it clear that Zambia will play the Teranga Lions in the town of Thies in Senegal.
“These friendly matches are very important for our players and the technical team,” said Kamanga.
Kamanga said they are closing in on two more friendly matches with teams in West Africa to ensure that they get enough competitive action ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers that start in September.
Zambia are placed in Group B of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers alongside Tunisia, Mauritania, and Equatorial Guinea.
Two weeks ago the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced that the back-to-back Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers that were scheduled to take place in June were moved to September due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Zambia’s coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic recently said that the postponement of the June round of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers was a setback for his team that had been raring to go.
The coach said that his technical bench had planned ahead and managed to arrange three international friendly matches lined up before they were to face Mauritania away on June 6.
But Sredojevic said that they have a reserve program with possible International friendly matches that will keep the momentum of our team intact.
Zambia will be eager to qualify for their first ever World Cup having missed out on qualification for the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Andrew Jackson ORYADA Snr