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Micho in Europe to check on players with Zambian roots

Chipolopolo boss Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojević is currently in Europe checking on players with Zambian roots with the view of convincing them to play for the Copper Bullets.

Following Zambia’s failure to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for a third straight time, the attention has shifted to the World Cup qualifiers and with little time to prepare, Micho is making sure he leaves no stone unturned.

Zambia was drawn in Group B alongside Tunisia, Mauritania, and Equatorial Guinea.

In the 2021 AFCON qualifiers, Zambia conceded 12 goals, the most in their group, and Micho openly talked about how porous his defense has been hence he will be looking to reinforce the back four before June. In that vein, Micho is expected to hand England-born Frankie Chisenga Musonda his first call up to the Zambia national team.

The ZamFoot Crew understands that the 23-year-old is currently working on his paperwork to be able to represent Zambia.

Micho is also expected to hold talks with British defender of Zambian descent Jadel Katongo who plays for Manchester City U18 in the U18 Premier League.

The 16-year-old has already featured for the Three Lions U-15 and U-16 teams making a combined four appearances in 2019.

Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic’s boys start their World Cup qualification journey with a date away in Mauritania in the first weekend of June between 5-8. A week later, 11-14 June Chipolopolo host Group B favorites and perennial World Cup campaigners Tunisia.

The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations champions will travel to Equatorial Guinea on matchday three which shall be followed by Nzalanga Nacional visiting Zambia in back-to-back battles between September 1-4 and 5-7.

Chipolopolo has another home game against Mauritania between October 6-9 before traveling away to Tunisia for the final qualification match between October 10-12, 2021.

The winners of Zambia’s Group B and the other nine groups will face off in a two-legged playoff to decide the FIVE (5) who shall make it to Qatar.

There are 10 groups and Only teams that will be Topping the Table at the end of the Qualifiers Will qualify to the Play-Offs round where they’ll have to play a home/away knock-out contest, out of which five teams will qualify for the World Cup which will be held in Qatar November/December 2022.

Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifier

5- 8 June 2021
Mauritania vs Zambia (A)

11 – 14 June 2021
Zambia vs Tunisia (H)

1 – 4 September 2021
Equatorial Guinea vs Zambia (A)

5 – 7 September 2021
Zambia vs Equatorial Guinea (H)

6 – 9 October 2021
Zambia vs Mauritania (H)

10 – 12 October 2021
Tunisia vs Zambia (


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19 Comments to Micho in Europe to check on players with Zambian roots

  1. EZEKIEL ZULU says:

    Micho is a time waster

  2. Apton says:

    We can be among the top 2, Zambia can do it, I believe Micho will do wonder’s. Chipolopolo Zambia

  3. Boy says:

    Thank God..
    My msg has reached the man..
    Bt unfortunately Frankie musonda is injured for the season don’t think will make his debut in June but will wait

  4. Charles says:

    That’s the way to go , more effort are yet to come , chipolopolo all the way

  5. Fredstar says:

    It’s a welcome move.
    Hopefully he will also talk to the Likes of: Chanka Zimba, Troi Chabi, Ntazana mayembe, Lufumpa ngandwe, Mwiya malumo, Valence Nambishi, Ndumba makweshe, Jadel katongo, Mutaya Mwape. Just to mention a few.

  6. Tegwa gomez says:

    Who is not anyway?

  7. Chindika Popeye Nguni says:

    Zimbabwe did the same and they are now better than us ..

  8. Tony mash says:

    Thats a good move. Zimbabwe benefited …

  9. Golden Luwamya says:

    It’s a good move, we need players with experience

  10. Sibs says:

    Welcome move indeed. Our weakness has been in defense. These boys can add depth to our back line.

    Good preps are necessary for us to progress further.

  11. BigJoe says:

    That’s the way to go. But it’s not about talking to every player but to those inform only. Especialy very much needed, defenders and two other quick and accurate finishers to partner Patson.

  12. Kanyanta Mporokoso says:

    The search abroad is fine. But for me, something is wrong with our league which we need to sought out. I have followed football from say 1967 to date. I believe it is easier to play football at the back than midfield or front. If we can’t find defenders locally then we are finished. A number of factors will work against us. 1) the cost of flying them in and out of Zambia 2) cohesion with rest will be difficult due to limited play time. I believe a good Coach can find defenders. Wada did it he only had problems finding midfielders and attackers???

  13. Kanyanta Mporokoso says:

    FAZ, the other problem we need to address is the low level of education of our players. To help them and fill the knowledge gap arrange for motivational speakers for them at least at National team level. Let them understand that it is an honour to wear a NATIONAL team Jersey. I speak from the heart

  14. Hunter Shilesa says:

    Yeah absolutely a waste of time and money. Yet another stupid move by whoever sponsored micho trip!

  15. Jeff Chiila says:

    Finally! Finally! Pls potch all u can. Even good players who play in our league. We missed out on walter bwalya due to some shortcuts. This time do it correct pls! Weldone FAZ!

  16. Hunter Shilesa says:

    Yeah an absolute sure way of wasting time and money. Yet another stupid move by whoever sponsored micho trip!

  17. Even the likes of Boyd Mwila. Those are great players from Europe.

    This time we will qualify to the world cup.

    God bless Zambia

  18. BigJoe says:

    Skill is there. But our players are not as ambitious as those from other countries. As long as he can be a ble to drive a porch car at tender age,and sponsor friends in drinking spree it’s fine.
    Look at our local league, which defender /midfielder /is a international material?

  19. Anonymous says:

    Do not give up on Charles Musonda Jr. He is our own son make efforts to convince his mother….

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