Herve Renards search for the next CAF African Nations Championship qualifying campaign starts this weekend.
Renard and his staff will be at Levy Mwanawsa Stadium in Ndola on Saturday to look at 44 trialists on the first phase of a five-stop nationwide trial tour ahead of the South Africa 2014 CHAN qualifiers that start in June when Zambia visits Botswana in a first round, first leg game.
The Zambia bench’s two-day stop in Ndola will see them look at players pooled from Copperbelt, Luapula and North Western Province.
Renard and his team will later spend another two days at Railway Grounds in Kabwe to look at another pre-selected 44 players from Central and Northern provinces.
Lusaka and Western Province players will meet at one venue in Lusaka, the Eastern and Muchinga Province team will converge in Chipata while Livingstone will date Southern Province trialists.
“With the focus on the CHAN 204 and 2013 Cosafa senior Challenge the coach Herve Renard and his technical staff have commence a nationwide assessment of a 100 of players with the view of including them in these squads with will compete in the continental championship,” Faz spokesperson Erick Mwanza said.
“Modalities for the program commence weeks back.”