Zambia jetted into Swaziland on Friday morning as the final countdown for Sunday’s 2018 CAF African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier begins.
Bruised Zambia landed in Manzini just five days after they lost 3-1 Zimbabwe in the 2017 Cosafa Cup final in South Africa.
Zambia later stayed on in South Africa after the Cosafa Cup when they shifted camp from Rustenburg to Johannesburg where they held a four-day training camp in transit to Swaziland.
Swaziland and Zambia play in a 2018 CHAN first round,first leg match this Sunday.
The two sides will later meet in the final leg on July 22 at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Winner will face Botswana or South Africa in the final round in August to decide who qualifies to the tournament Kenya will host this coming January.
CHAN is a second division Africa Cup of Nations exclusively for domestic league players.
DR Congo are the defending champions.