The Zambia national team will kick off their quest for a place at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations against Ivory Coast.
The Copper Bullets were drawn in group H alongside hosts Côte d’Ivoire, Comoros and Lesotho for the qualifiers of the 34th edition of the international men’s football championship of Africa.
Aljosa Asanovic’s men will start their campaign with an away fixture against the 2015 Champions, Ivory Coast on May 30th.
Zambia will then host Comoros on June 14 before a back-to-back engagement with Lesotho at home on September 19 and in Maseru eight days later.
The 2012 Champions will then host Ivory Coast on March 20th, 2023 before wrapping up their campaign away in Moroni with a date against Comoros on March 28th.
Zambia will be desperate to make it to the continental showpiece after missing the last three consecutive tournaments.
Zambia last qualified for the tournament in 2015 under now Namungo FC boss Honor Janza. The qualifiers for next year’s showpiece will start in June 2022.