Interim Chipolopolo coach Aggrey Chiyangi has given a hint about composition of his team for the September 7 friendly against Bafana-Bafana South Africa in Lusaka.
Chiyangi will head into the friendly without their key European-based trio of Fashion Sakala,Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu who will be on 2019 U23 AFCON qualifying duty against Congo -Brazzaville at home on September 4 and away on September 9 to decide who goes through to the Egypt finals.
“For us it’s very important game because firstly we are preparing for the CHAN. We have a game against eSwatini. At the same time, we are trying to bring together a team that will play in the AFCON qualifiers,”Chiyangi said.
“So that’s why we are trying to bring these players together so that we make sure that at least we have a foundation. We are going to mix players for CHAN and the players that are going to play for the AFCON qualifiers. So, for us, it’s a very important friendly.”
Chipolopolo will play eSwatini in a 2020 CHAN second round qualifier away on September 20 and at home on October 18 before their 2021 AFCON qualifier dates against defending champions Algeria away on November 11 and Zimbabwe at home on November 19.