Thursday Sep 04, 2014. 10:09
Zambia kick-off their quest for a 17th African Cup qualification this Saturday when they host Mozambique in a 2015 Group F qualifier at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Chipolopolo starts life under new management when interim coach Honour Janza takes charge of his first competitive game.
This weekend’s Group F qualifier will be his second game in charge that comes on the back of a resounding debut win in a friendly over Sudan whom they beat 3-1 on August 31 in Lusaka.
One of the scorers in that game striker Given Singuluma said it was important for the team to make a statement against Mozambique.
"I think we should start with a good result, a win so that it will help us qualify to the Africa Cup," Singuluma said.
Zambia has not failed to win an opening qualifying match since May, 2008 when they lost 1-0 away to Togo in Accra en route to the 2010 tournament in Angola.
Meanwhile, Mozambique face Zambia still without a win over Chipolopolo from 13 meetings.
Zambia has won eleven and drawn two games against The Mambas.
The two sides last encounter was on July 14, 2013 in the Cosafa Cup quarterfinals that Zambia won 3-1 at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.