Chipolopolo To Face Mozambique in 2022 CHAN Qualifiers


Zambia will face Mozambique in the first round of the Algeria 2023 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.

The CHAN is a second tier AFCON exclusively for domestic league national team players.

Mozambique will host Zambia in their first round, first leg match during the weekend of July 22-24 and later host the Mambas seven days later to decide who goes through to the final qualifying stage.

Winner will face victor of the Malawi versus Zimbabwe tie in the final qualifying stage in late August.

But should Zimbabwe’s ban not be lifted two weeks before the 2023 CHAN qualifiers start in July, then Malawi will advance to the final stage to await winner of the Zambia-Mozambique tie.

This is the second time Chipolopolo and The Mambas are meeting in the CHAN qualifiers.

Chipolopolo beat Mozambique 3-0 at home and drew 1-1 away in the final round of the 2016 CHAN qualifiers to advance to the Rwanda tournament where Zambia reached the quarterfinals.

Since then, Zambia have qualified for the last three editions but in all of them made a quarterfinal exit.