Zambia will not take for granted the good fortunes they have enjoyed in Marrakech ahead of Saturday nights 2018 CHAN quarterfinal clash against Sudan.
Chipolopolo return to Marrakech after battling to a 1-1 draw with Namibia in their final Group B match in Casablanca on January 22.
That draw was the first time they dropped points at the CHAN after beating Uganda 3-1 and Cote d’Ivoire 2-0 in Marrakech in the first two Group B games.
Deputy Zambia coach Aggrey Chiyangi said they were happy to be back on familiar terrain in Marrakech.
“Coming back to Marrakech is like our home ground and we have adopted it as our home town too,” Chiyangi said.
“I know in modern football that there is no such thing as home ground advantage but I think we have been very comfortable playing here.
“We are also very familiar with the pitch and weather but Sudan are not a push over and we have to work hard.”
Meanwhile, winner on Saturday will stay in Marrakech for the January 31 semifinals.
The winner will face victor of Sunday’s other quarterfinal clash in Tanger between Nigeria and Angola.