Zambia National Team Gears Up for International Friendlies and World Cup Qualifiers
In an exciting development for Zambian football fans, the Zambia National Team is set to engage in two international friendly matches during the upcoming October FIFA window. This announcement was made by Andrew Kamanga, the President of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), during his weekly update in the President’s corner.
Kamanga confirmed that the national team, fondly known as the Copper Bullets, will be using the October window to engage in friendly matches, although the opponents and specific details are yet to be unveiled.
Moreover, Kamanga emphasized that the upcoming September Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Comoros will not be taken lightly. Despite possibly being considered a formality match, the team will use it as a crucial opportunity to prepare for the challenging FIFA World Cup qualifiers set to begin in November.
Following their impressive 3-0 victory over Ivory Coast in June, which secured their qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, the Chipolopolo are now aiming to make history by securing their maiden FIFA World Cup appearance. The World Cup qualifiers present a significant challenge, with Zambia drawn into Group E alongside strong opponents such as 2022 semi-finalists Morocco, Congo Brazzaville, Tanzania, Niger, and Eritrea.
As the team gears up for these important fixtures, football enthusiasts in Zambia and beyond eagerly await the unveiling of the friendly match opponents and the subsequent action on the field. The Copper Bullets’ journey is met with high expectations and hopes of advancing to the world stage of football through dedication, skill, and teamwork.