The Zambian national team held their first training session in Cameroon as they continued their preparation for the pre-CHAN tournament slated for January 1-7 and the CHAN tournament slated for January 16 – February 7.
Zambia arrived in Cameroon on Thursday morning, and went ahead to hold a training session later in the day at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Annex 2 stadium in Yaoundé.
Up to 24 players made the trip from the Kenneth Kawunda Airport to Cameroon, with nine players missing out on the trip due to various reasons.
All 24 players who travelled to Cameroon were involved in the training session under the watchful eyes of former Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.
The Chipolopolo grabbed a ticket to Cameroon through 3-2 on aggregate despite being held to a 2-2 draw at home by Eswatini.
Zambia won 1-0 in the first leg and that result ended up being the most important as it earned them a ticket to Cameroon
The Chipolopolo are expected to take part in the pre-CHAN tournament and will play their first game on January 2 against Niger.
This tournament also involves host Cameroon Uganda and Niger will run from January 1, starting with a game between Cameroon and Uganda.
Drawn in pool D of the CHAN tournament, Micho and his boys will be active in the South West city of Limbe and are pitted against Guinea, Tanzania and Namibia.