Chipolopolo Boys Captain Lubambo Musonda: Saudi Arabia Camp Crucial for AFCON Preparation
Lubambo Musonda, the captain of the Zambia national football team, has highlighted the significance of the upcoming training camp in Saudi Arabia as a crucial step in fine-tuning preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Ivory Coast in January.
Speaking from Lusaka, Musonda stressed the team’s commitment to improvement, stating, “As a team, we always want to improve, and we will take this camp as seriously as possible to learn, get better for the AFCON, and learn to coordinate with each other.”
The captain expressed satisfaction with the intensity and dedication observed during training, stating, “The training is going on well, everyone is putting in enough effort to play at AFCON.”
Musonda also conveyed the team’s eagerness for the arrival of the remaining players, who faced delays due to club commitments. Despite the challenges, the squad remains focused on the task at hand.
Set to lead the Chipolopolo Boys at the AFCON for the first time, Musonda exuded confidence in the team’s potential, saying, “I am confident everyone is working hard and putting in the work.”
Under the guidance of coach Avram Grant, who took charge in 2022, Zambia has made significant progress. The training camp in Saudi Arabia presents a vital opportunity for the team to solidify tactics, build team cohesion, and prepare for the challenges they will face in the upcoming AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast.
As Zambia aims to make a mark in the AFCON finals, the camp in Saudi Arabia serves as a critical phase in their journey to peak performance. The players are committed to utilizing this time effectively, ensuring they are well-prepared for the continental competition in January.