The Football Association of Zambia have conceded that Chipolopolo have a uphill battle to qualify to the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Russia.
Zambia, who have never qualified to the FIFA World Cup, have been drawn in Grouo B, for many, the group of death on the road to the Moscow finals.
Cameroon, Algeria and Nigeria are the three teams Zambia must negotiate if they are to make their debut FIFA World Cup finals.
“It is a tough draw and all our opponents have been to the World Cup before,” FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe said.
“It will take a concerted effort to qualify but if we approach the matches with a well prepared team, play to the best of our ability and keep focused, we can qualify.”
Algeria, Nigeria and Cameroon are the big guns Zambia must negotiate in their Stable of Augeas.