Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Chipolopolo to face The Flames

African champions Chipolopolo will face The Flames in a friendly in the commercial Capital  Blantyre on July 6, officials have announced.
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) said the match will be played at the Kamuzu Banda Stadium in Blantyre.
A 25-man squad will be named next week and the players are expected to assemble in Lusaka on July 1.
The friendly will be Zambia’s second warm-up game since winning the 2012 Africa Cup on February 12 following their 1-1 away draw to Angola on May 16 in Luanda.

Zambia and Malawi are both in contention for places in both the  2013 African Cup of Nations  as well as the 2014 world cup 
Zambia’s Chipolopolo are third in the standings of the World Cup qualifying section, which also has Sudan, Ghana and Lesotho, while Malawi are drawn alongside Nigeria, Namibia and Kenya in their own section.
Both countries will also feature in the final qualifying series for the 2013 AFCON to be staged in South Africa. Zambia are in Pot 1, while Malawi are in Pot 2.

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