Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Andrew Kamanga has called on fans to trek to Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in numbers this Friday to support the Chipolopolo Boys as they take on Congo Brazzaville in the opening match of their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification journey.
The team has regrouped today in Ndola and will hold their first training session this afternoon.
Kamanga who was speaking during his weekly update, the President’s corner, said stringent security measures will be taken to make sure people sit in designated areas at the stadium.
Tickets are currently on sale at ShopRite Stores Country wide via Computicketing from as low as K50.
“The team has regrouped today in Ndola and will have its first training session later in the afternoon. Having fought very hard in the background to get Levy Mwanawasa Stadium be certified to host our home match we have now shifted focus to other areas that will ensure that the effort is not in vain.
We appeal to the fans to fill up Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Friday to spur the boys to victory. Tickets went on sale early across all Shoprite outlets and we are happy with the response from the fans. Securing your seat early for the match should be a matter of priority for fans to avoid any possible inconvenience. For avoidance of doubt the tickets prices are K50 (North& South), K150 (East Wing), K250 (West Wing) and K750 (VIP). Arising from feedback from the citizenry tighter control measures will be instilled to ensure that people sit in designated areas,” Kamanga wrote.
“On the pitch, the world cup journey means a lot to us as Zambia has yet to qualify in its 59-year history. The last time we were closest to qualifying the United States of America was the designated host and 2026 happens to be yet another American hosted tournament albeit with Mexico and Canada. In a way the 1994 USA near qualification could finally be fulfilled in 2026.
The team has more than demonstrated that it is highly motivated and hungry to write a beautiful story. While focusing on Friday’s match we are also logistically preparing for next Tuesday’s away match to Niger to be played in Morocco,” he added.
Zambia hosts Congo Brazzaville at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on November 17 before travelling to Marrakech for a match against Niger which will be held four days later.
Kick off at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Friday is set at 18h00.