ROAD TO QATAR 2022: Triple C Joins Chipolopolo Camp
The Chipolopolo camp has been boosted by the arrival of RS Berkane midfielder Clatous Chota Chama at the team camp in Marrakech.
Chama, popularly known as Triple C immediately got down to training after joining the squad that is camped at Adam Park Hotel in the resort city of Marrakech.
Speaking to the FAZ media team in Marrakech, Chama enthused about the honour of being part of the Chipolopolo’s chase for a maiden FIFA World Cup appearance.
The former Zesco United, Lusaka Dynamos and Simba SC midfielder has urged fans to rally behind the Chipolopolo as they start their Group B campaign away in Mauritania on September 3.
“It is an honuor, first I want to thank God for making this possible. I also want to thank the technical team for giving me this opportunity to be part of these preparations and be part of the qualifiers. It is a great honour to me. and I am looking forward to the best,” he said.
Chama said getting a good start in the qualifiers will be key for the Chipolopolo when they travel to Nouakchott.
“We are starting away, and it is very important to start in a very positive way where we try to get maximum points. But we will see how best we can approach the game, it is all about what the coach will want and require from the team and am sure that’s what we are going to plan for and try to execute as we go into that match,” he said.
“These qualifiers if you see, we have six games in total and when you start away if you start in a very positive way it gives you more morale and more advantage to do better at home.”
Chama has urged fans to rally behind the team in their quest to bring glory to the nation.
The Ministry of Health has allowed permitted FAZ to admit some fans for the September 7 home match against Tunisia in Ndola at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
“It is good that they have allowed a number of fans to be there, I am sure most fans have missed to be in the stadium and cheer the national team. My message is that they support us, pray for us, and continue keeping their faith in the team, and as we approach these qualifiers, we look forward to impressing our fans and our football-loving country,” he said.
The Chipolopolo boys are away to Mauritania on September 3 in a Group B match to be played at the Olympic Stadium before hosting Tunisia four days later in Ndola.
Group B has Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea and Mauritania.
Group winners in the 10 groups will face each other in the final round through two legged encounters that see Africa’s five representatives in Qatar selected.
Coach Beston Chambeshi and Aljosa Asanovic have been in Morocco on a 10-day international camp before the team heads to Mauritania.