Saturday Jun 05, 2021. 17:05
Chipolopolo Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is backing his depleted side to hold its own against a very solid all-European based Senegal squad in tonight’s friendly away in Thies.
Micho travelled to Senegal with a 22-member team that has just four out of fourteen foreign-based players initially summoned for the June three-friendly-match tour that will also take them to Benin and Sudan.
“We have players in the South African league who have not been able to come and also our best players like Patson Daka, Enock Mwepu and Fashion Sakala are not able to come due the fact that they are changing clubs,” Micho said.
“We believe we shall test ourselves, stretching all our human and sporting limits, against a very good team and we will give a good performance and that this match will prove a point that it will help you and us preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September.”
Chipolopolo will kick off their 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup Group B qualifiers this September away to Mauritania before hosting Tunisia in Ndola.
Meanwhile, two South Africa PSL players are on the June friendly tour namely the Polokwane City duo of goalkeeper Cyril Chibwe and midfielder Salulani Phiri.
Defender Tandi Mwape of DR Congo giants TP Mazembe and 18-year-old debutant striker Ntazana Mayembe of Cardiff City in Wales complete the list.