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FAZ secures two friendly matches for Junior Chipolopolo

The Zambia Under-20 will warm up for the July 14 Niger 2019 first leg, final round Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi with two international friendly matches.

FAZ has secured practice matches against Malawi and South Africa to be played in Lusaka.

The African champions beat Rwanda 2-0 in Kigali and drew 1-all in Lusaka to qualify 3-1 on aggregate.

Zambia hosts Burundi on July 14 before heading to Ngozi a week later to play the return leg.

Winner over two legs will qualify to the tournament to be hosted by Niger in 2019.

Under-20 assistant coach Charles Bwale has named a 28 member squad including four foreign based players.


Press Statement
(For Immediate Release)
Football Association of Zambia
Football House, Lusaka
15th June, 2018
FAZ secures two international friendlies

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ has secured two international friendly matches for the Zambia U-20 national team against Malawi and South Africa as part of preparations for the Niger 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, against Burundi.

The Zambia U-20 national team is scheduled to play Malawi and South Africa on 1st and 7th July respectively.

FAZ is working tirelessly to ensure that the junior Chipolopolo boys gets the best preparations before the team faces Burundi.
Zambia is set to face Burundi in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier first leg encounter to be played on July 14th 2018.

For and on behalf of:
Desmond Katongo

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  3. FA of Zambia must take lessons from little Iceland football association with a population of less than 200 000 people and some part time footballers…look what they did 2016 at the euros and qualifying for 2018 World cup…it is the 63nd minute and they are holding mighty Argentina
    forget about French coaches. tik tak Spanish football…please some get in touch with someone at Icelandic association…

  4. As we watch from home. World cup. Invest something from the money saved. Even in some like. just mark all the gravel soccer pitches in schools. And give them some footballs. To kick about. Juggling.

  5. Make sure every zambian under20 playing good football anywer in the world z given a chance to play for the national team ofcourse on merit..dont use fake strategies like experience at cosafa under17..take this age group serious they are the future of our game

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