ROAD TO QATAR 2022: Chipolopolo Aim to Shoot Down Eagles
The Chipolopolo boys return to the battle front for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup race with a home tie against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.
Both teams won their opening matches with the Chipolopolo defeating Mauritania 2-1 in Nouakchott while Tunisia beat Equatorial Guinea 3-0.
The match at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium will be statement of power of the group with the hosts looking to build on their strong start away while the Tunisians will be looking to cement their place at the top.
Zambia will be without the England based duo of Enock ‘Computer’ Mwepu and Patson Daka who travelled to their bases after the Mauritania win due to Covid-19 restrictions for travellers from red zones.
However, the Beason Chambeshi headed technical has moved swiftly to fill the void left by the duo and summoned RS Berkane midfielder Clatous Chama alongside Jimmy Mukeya, Harrison Chisala and Felix Bulaya.
Denmark based Lubambo Musonda and Edward Chilufya (Sweden), Tandi Mwape (DRC) and Cyril Chibwe (RSA) are the foreign based players that remain in the fold.
Tunisia will be spurred on by the likes Mahmoud Bronn, Ellyes Skhiri, and Wahbi Khazri who were on target in the 3-0 win over Equatorial Guinea.
Coach Mondher Kebaier has told the local press that his side will fly past the Chipolopolo with ease.
Kickoff for the match is at 15:00 hours with the game being televised live on ZNBC.
CAF has only allowed 5, 000 fans with tickets selling at K1, 000 (VVIP), K800 (VIP), K200 (Upper West) and K100 (East Deck).