ROAD TO QATAR 2022: Foreign Based Players Start Trooping into Douala
The Chipolopolo camp has been boosted by the arrival of three foreign based stars in Rusia domiciled Evans Kangwa (Arsenal Tula), Rally Bwalya (Simba SC) and Clatous Chama of RS Berkane in Morocco.
With the trio joining camp, the number of players in Douala rises to 17 with more expected to join later.
In an interview upon arrival, Chama expressed delight at being part of the squad preparing for back-to-back clashes with Equatorial Guinea in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup race.
“I am looking forward to helping the team according to what the coach has planned for every player in the team. The games are tight and are both coming in a space of three days,” Chama said.
“The first game is always important because a good result in the first game will give us momentum to take into the final leg.” So, we have to ensure we utilise the first leg to our fullest so that it makes things a lot easier for the final leg.”
Chama said the team will aim to do better than the last round where they got three out of a possible six points.
“This time around we are starting away again so we should ensure we win away. But should not slip up again in the home game but let us take it step by step over the next two games,” he said.
Chama said the return of fans for the October 10 clash will be an additional motivation for the players to deliver.
“It has been a long time since the fans have watched their national team at the stadium and it is great to have them back. From our side we are looking forward to having them around again and provide them with the best entertainment possible and the results that they wish for,” he said.
The Chipolopolo are away to Equatorial Guinea on Thursday before hosting the Nzalang Nacional on Sunday at National Heroes Stadium in the Group ties.
Tunisia leads the group on six points followed by Zambia on three points with the Nzalang Nacional on the same points but with an inferior goal difference while Mauritania is bottom with zero points.
The Chipolopolo are in Douala on an international preparatory camp as part of acclimatizing Central African conditions.
Douala is within an hour’s flight to Malabo where the game will be played on Thursday.