Zambia will face Bafana Bafana this afternoon without their captain, Kabaso Chongo.
Chongo of TP Mazembe was booted out of camp on Saturday, just a day before Chipolopolo take on Bafana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in an international friendly (15:00).
He was apparently sent away for “technical reasons” following Zambia’s 2-1 defeat to Kenya this week.
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) wishes to inform the football family that Chipolopolo skipper Kabaso Chongo has been excused from the on-going international friendly matches for technical reasons.
Following the decision of the technical bench, Chongo will not proceed with the rest of the team to South Africa where they will play Bafana Bafana on Sunday in Rustenburg.
All the parties involved have been informed with Chipolopolo coach Milutin Sredojevic wishing the player all the best in his career. The TP Mazembe defender is expected to fly out to his base in Lubumbashi.
“We have been informed by the technical bench in Kenya who have furnished us with their reasons. We wish the player all the best in his career and future assignments,” FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala has said.
“The team is in good spirits ahead of the high profile game with Bafana Bafana on Sunday. We also wish to encourage them to soldier on after the 2-1 loss to Kenya on Friday that was part of the preparatory matches for the November back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.”
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa