Stoppila Sunzu Joins Chipolopolo Camp Ahead the AFCON Qualifier
China-based Chipolopolo defender, Stoppilla Sunzu, has arrived at the Chipolopolo camp as Zambia prepares for the upcoming Group H Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Comoros. Sunzu‘s arrival completes the squad ahead of the crucial match.
Coach Avram Grant has summoned a total of 27 players for this important assignment, and with Sunzu’s presence, the team is now fully assembled. The squad has been diligently preparing for the match, and the players are expected to have another training session under floodlights this evening to fine-tune their preparations.
The Group H AFCON qualifier is scheduled to take place at Malouzini Stadium in Moroni on Saturday, kicking off at 21:00 hours. This match holds significant importance for both teams as they aim to secure their place in the upcoming AFCON tournament.
Currently, Zambia tops Group H with an impressive 12 points, showcasing their dominance in the qualifiers. Ivory Coast follows closely in second place with 10 points, and they have already secured their ticket to the tournament as hosts.
Comoros, the host nation for this crucial match, occupies third place in the group with six points. Lesotho rounds out the table with one point.
In preparation for this vital encounter, the Chipolopolo team is scheduled to depart for Moroni on Friday morning. They will embark on a chartered flight, which is expected to take approximately two hours and thirty minutes to reach their destination.
Expectations are high for this match, as Zambia aims to secure its place in the AFCON tournament and continue its impressive run in the qualifiers. The presence of Stoppila Sunzu, an experienced defender, is expected to bolster the team’s defense and contribute to their success on the field.
Zambian football fans are eagerly anticipating this showdown, and the nation will be rallying behind the Chipolopolo as they aim for victory and another step closer to AFCON glory./