Zambia kick off their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations campaign on Sunday with a seemingly tricky Group B encounter against northern neighbours DR Congo in Ebebiyin.
Honour Janza’s new look Chipolopolo side which has 10 Africa Cup debutants aims to perform better than the 2013 squad that was eliminated in the first round.
Chipolopolo qualified to the AFCON as group runners up while The Leopards were luck to be picked as the best third placed team in the qualifying campaign.
The two sides have so far met 25 times with Chipolopolo winning eight times, losing seven games and ten games have ended in draws.
Janza is expected to heavily rely on new captain and star midfielder Rainford Kalaba for an inspiring display as Congo parades West Brom star Yousuf Mulumbu and company.
“Our tactical approach has always been to get the best result,” Janza said.
Congo trainer Florent Ibenge said:” We are approaching the AFCON with a single objective: To focus on our match against Zambia.”