Zambia leave for China
Patrice Beaumelle has spoken for the first time ahead of his first match in charge.
Beaumelle’s has a dream start to his tenure as Zambia coach on Tuesday when he faces 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil in a friendly in Beijing.
“It is an important match for the players and it will show that we’re skillful, a good team and deserve to be these big matches,” Beaumelle said.
Meanwhile, Nkana defender Christopher Munthali was not part of the home-based players who left from KK International Airport in Lusaka this evening for Beijing via Dubai.
Officials were tight lipped over his omission.
Also absent from the travelling party was TP Mazembe defender Hichani Himonde who was not on the list of players the DR Congo club was holding back.
However, the six players who left from Lusaka include Romanian based striker Fwayo Tembo who has dumped Astra Giurgiu and returned to Zambia following his fallout with the club.
Midfielders Bruce Musakanya from Red Arrows and Kondwani Mtonga of Zesco United including goalkeeper Joshua Titima are in the travelling party.
Others are Kabaso Chongo and Bronson Chama from Konkola Mine Police and Arrows respectively.