LUSAKA – The Chipolopolo boys have left for Douala, Cameroon, for an international camp ahead of back-to-back clashes with Equatorial Guinea in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Qatar.
Fourteen local players and the technical bench flew to Cameroon aboard Ethiopian Airlines, with foreign players expected to join the camp in Doula.
The week-long international camp was organized to ensure that the team acclimatizes to the weather, which is similar to conditions in Equatorial Guinea.
Zambia travel to Equatorial Guinea on October 7 before hosting Nzalang Nacional at the National Heroes Stadium three days later.
Zambia are second in Group B with three points, while Tunisia lead the standings with six points.
Equatorial are third, level on points with Zambia with the worst goal difference, Mauritania bottom with zero points.
FAZ Vice-President Justin Mumba heads the delegation to Cameroon. Departure is at 3:15 p.m. on board Ethiopian Airlines.
CHIPOLOPOLO FULL SQUAD
Gregory Sanjase (Zesco United), Lameck Siame (Zanaco), Mwenya Chibwe (Baroka FC-RSA),
Benedict Chepeshi, Proper Chiluya (both Red Arrows), Solomon Sakala, Simon Silwimba (both Zesco United), Dominic Chanda (Kabwe Warriors), Tandi Mwape (TP Mazembe-DRC), Isaac Shamujompa (Zanaco)
Dickson Chapa, Kelvin Kampamba (both Zesco United), Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors), Enock Mwepu (Brighton-England), Edward Chilufya, Emmanuel Banda (both Djurgardens), Lubambo Musonda (Horsens-Denmark), Clatous Chama (RS Berkane-Morocco), Rally Bwalya (Simba-Tanzania)
Brian Mwila (Buildcon), Moses Phiri (Zanaco), Fashion Sakala (Glasgow Rangers-Scotland), Patson Daka-Leicester-England), Evans Kangwa (Arsenal Tula-Russia), Jimmy Mukeya (Napsa Stars)