Category : Football | Posted on 2020-09-30 By : Kalumiana Kalumiana Image : Google
Chipolopolo coach Milutin "Micho" Sredojevic says a training game against a top three PSL club is also in the works when they travel to South Africa for next month’s friendly against Bafana Bafana.
Bafana Bafana will host Chipolopolo on October 13 in Rustenburg.
The friendly will be part of Chipolopolo's October three-match friendly series ahead of their competitive restart this November after a seven-month Covid-19 lockdown.
Zambia will prior to the Bafana friendly host Malawi on October 7 in Lusaka and face Kenya away on October 11.
"In the first two matches against Malawi and Kenya, we want to see the best-of - the-best of ours so that we have a general checkup before the game against Bafana Bafana so that we see where we are, how we are, and in which direction to go," Micho said.
"And with the squad that will go to Kenya and South Africa, whoever will not be able to play against Bafana Bafana, we are looking for a high-profile international friendly against one of the top three South African clubs; Pirates, Chiefs or Mamelodi Sundowns so that everyone is tested whether they are capable to serve competitive matches in November against Botswana."
Chipolopolo is using the October dates to warm-up for the restart of competitive action that was halted since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Zambia will face Botswana in their rescheduled 2021 AFCON Group H qualifier doubleheader at home and away on November 9 and 17 respectively.
Chipolopolo are bottom of Group H on zero points, Botswana third with 1 points while Zimbabwe and Algeria have 4 and 6 points respectively after two rounds of matches played.
Meanwhile, a 40-member home-based team entered camp in Lusaka on September 28 and will be trimmed to 20 by October 4 to make space for the seven European call-ups and six-based on the continent.