Chipolopolo Receives Fitness Boost Ahead of Clash with Congo Brazzaville
In a promising development for Zambia’s national football team, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has provided a comprehensive update on player fitness, offering assurance that, overall, the team is in good health as they prepare for the upcoming clash with Congo Brazzaville.
While the majority of players are in excellent training condition, the report highlights specific fitness concerns for three players.
Evans Kangwa, who suffered an injury shortly after his call-up to the team, remains under scrutiny following a recent physical assessment conducted approximately two days ago. The evaluation revealed persistent tenderness and reduced strength in the back of his thigh, prompting the decision to excuse Kangwa from reporting to the camp. However, the silver lining is that he will undergo a few additional weeks of physiotherapy and intensified training to facilitate a full recovery.
In contrast, there is positive news regarding Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba, who has been recovering from a hamstring injury sustained on November 4th. Having commenced training a week later, Kampamba has shown notable progress and is now deemed fit for both training sessions and active gameplay.
Lubambo Musonda, unfortunately, faces a different scenario. Suffering from an injury resulting in pain and swelling, Musonda received prompt treatment from his club. Although FAZ requested him to report to camp for further assessment, the limited time available makes it highly unlikely for Musonda to complete the recovery process and initiate training. This significantly diminishes the likelihood of his participation in the upcoming matches.
Despite these challenges, the overall fitness update provides a boost for Chipolopolo as they gear up for the crucial clash with Congo Brazzaville. The team’s commitment to transparency and player welfare, as demonstrated by the detailed health update, underscores the meticulous preparation for the upcoming encounter. Fans will be eagerly anticipating the team’s performance as they strive for success on the international stage.