Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Chipolopolo arrive in Mali ahead Friday’s FIFA International friendly match

The Zambia National team has arrived in Bamako Mali ahead of two FIFA international friendly matches against The Eagles on Friday and Monday.


The team arrived at  the President Modibo Keita-Seno International Airport this afternoon at 16:00hrs Zambian time. 

The six local based players and TP Mazembe defender Tandi Mwape left aboard Ethiopian Airlines on Monday afternoon linked up with South Africa based Chipolopolo stars Roderick Kabwe and Toaster Nsabata at Bole International Airport in Ethiopia enroute to Bamako. 

Shortly after arrival in Bamako the team was joined by Midtjylland FC winger Edward Chilufya who flew from his base in Denmark.

Skipper Enock Mwepu, Leicester City forward Patson Daka, Sweden domiciled Emmanuel Banda and Miguel Chaiwa who plies his trade in Switzerland are already in Bamako.

The total number of players in camp currently is 14 with more expected in the next 24 hours.

Zambia plays Mali on September 23 and 26 in two A grade FIFA international friendly matches.

The Chipolopolo are using the matches as part of preparation for the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers that will take place next year in March.

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