It has been an dramatic day as Saturday’s 2008Â Africa Cup Group 11 qualifier between Zambia and Chad to be played at Konkola stadium in Chililabombwe draws closer.
The big news is that Chad are in, and landed at Lusaka at midday todayÂ but have refused to take a scenic six-hour drive up the Great North Road to Chingola.
Instead Chad have demanded they be flown to Ndola before connecting by road to Chingola and earlier protested at Football House in Lusaka that the game be played in the Capital instead.
After some convincing, 27-man Chad will now spend the night in Lusaka and fly out in two groups to Ndola early Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, the waiting game for Collins Mbesuma of Portsmouth continues, for at least another day.
But Zambia national team manager Solly Pando disclosed Wednesday afternoon that the striker who just ended a season-long loan deal at Portugal top club Maritimo was being expected at 20:00 hrs tonight.
Pando however was not committal over the availability of midfielder Andrew Sinkala of 2.Bundesliga club Paderborn.
And Zambia today shifted camp to Kitwe where they trained this afternoon and are expected to move to the match venue, Chililabombwe, tomorrow.