The Zambia national team will take on Sierra Leone in an international friendly match to be played in Lusaka next Monday 22 March.
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) will give Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojević’s charges a test match after Chipolopolo’s unconvincing outing at the CHAN tournament which was supposed to give the technical team a platform for preparations.
“Sierra Leone will make a stopover in Lusaka en-route to Lesotho where they will face that country in Group L of the AFCON qualifier match on 27 March,” said FAZ in a statement.
Micho is not is expected to have a full strength squad for the friendly match as some of his charges will only be arriving on the day of the match.
Ghampani Lungu and Nathan Sinkala play their final games before the international break on Friday, while Cyril Chibwe, Salulani Phiri and Justine Shonga have their games on Saturday and are all likely to make it for the friendly.
The Tanzania-based players Clatous Chama and Rally Bwalya will be available for selection.
The friendly match will be played at the National Heroes stadium and will kick off at 21:00.
Zambia play two must win Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Algeria on Thursday 25 March and Zimbabwe on 29 March.
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By Ofhani Munyai