Chipolopolo have kicked off preliminary preparations for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers that kick off next month with a Group B opener against Mauritania.
The Beston Chambeshi coached Zambia side commenced training at Lusaka’s Nkoloma Stadium on Friday with local players.
The team on Saturday morning played a practice match against FAZ Super Division side Red Arrows which it triumphed 4-1.
Harrison Chisala, Felix Bulaya, Simon Silwimba and Prince Mumba scored for Zambia with Ricky Banda netting Arrows’ goal.
Chambeshi earlier this Week named a provisional 30-member home-based team.
Meanwhile, Chipolopolo will face Mauritania on match-day-one on September 1 away in Nouchakott before hosting Tunisia on September 5 in Ndola.
Match-day-three and four is scheduled for October when Zambia play Equatorial Guinea in a Group B doubleheader starting on October 6 and at home on October 10 in Lusaka.