The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has confirmed that they have lined up three international friendly matches for the Chipolopolo Boys in preparation for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Coach Milutin Sredojevic’s team will face off against West African giants Senegal, Rwanda and Sudan as part of preparations for the September round of the Qatar qualifiers.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala confirmed the development in an interview with FAZ media.
“We have been working with the technical bench to identify opponents for preparatory matches for our senior Men’s National Team and the Copper Queens. I am glad to announce that Senegal has agreed to play us on June 5 while Rwanda and Sudan are also on our roster,” announced Kashala.
After playing Senegal the Chipolopolo Boys are expected to proceed to Omdurman to play Sudan on June 10.
The Copper Bullets are preparing for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers that have been pushed to September.
Zambia, who have failed to qualify for the last three African Cup of Nations tournaments, have played in three finals and won it in 2012 but are yet to make an appearance at the World Cup.
They have been grouped with Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea in the Qatar 2022 World cup qualifiers.
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