Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president has disclosed that the senior national team will on Wednesday leave for Ghana for an international camp to help them acclimatize to conditions in West Africa.
In his President’s corner, Andrew Kamanga says FAZ expects the preparations will hit a higher gear with most foreign leagues coming to a close and will now free up some foreign based players for national duty.
“With the team leaving for Ghana for an international camp to help acclimatize to conditions in West Africa on Wednesday, we expect that preparations will go a gear up,” Kamanga said.
Kamanga says FAZ expects the players will join camp early to fully utilize the time that is remaining for preparations.
Kamanga adds that with some great performances by some players in their respective foreign leagues, FAZ is expectant to see the same performances replicated on national duty.
“Most foreign leagues have come to a close, freeing up some foreign based players for national duty. We expect that our players will join camp early to fully utilize the time that is remaining for preparations. It is worth noting that we have seen some great performances from foreign leagues that we hope to see replicated on national duty.”
He also states that the association has been doing everything to ensure that preparations are on course with the local players clocking a week in camp.
Kamanga says the foreign based players are today expected to start joining camp.
“We have been doing everything to ensure that preparations are on course. The local players have clocked a week in camp with the foreign based players expected to join starting from today onwards,” he stated.
The Chipolopolo will commence their Group H campaign away to Ivory Coast on June 3 and host Comoros Islands at National Heroes Stadium on June 7