The Zambia national teams’ two away international friendly matches against DR Congo and Zimbabwe that were scheduled for next week have been cancelled.
Zambia were due play Zimbabwe in Harare on March 11Â before heading to play DR Congo on the 17th in Lubumbashi.
The cancellation was made today by FAZ after coach Patrick Phiri failed to meet a quorum of players to successfully hold a training camp this week.
This has led to training camp to be prematurely called off today, Wednesday just 24 hours after it commenced.
Only six players turned up for Zambia’s opening day of training camp in Lusaka on Tuesday ahead of the teams March 23, Africa Cup away qualifier to Congo-Brazzaville.
Zambia will now regroup on Monday, March 12 again in Lusaka.
The situation has been exacerbated by defending league champions and CAF Africa Champions Leagues representative Zanaco FC’s decision not to release its’ players for week 1 of Zambia’s training camp.
Zanaco are scheduled to host Tunisia club Esperance in Lusaka on March 17 in a 2nd leg, 2nd round tie in the CAF Champions League in which the they trial 2-0 to the away side.