Tuesday Sep 28, 2021. 17:00
Beston Chambeshi has given an insight into how Chipolopolo Zambia will approach the challenge of playing their FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Group B qualifier doubleheader against Equatorial Guinea over a grueling 72-hour period this October.
Chipolopolo will play Equatorial Guinea away on October 7 in Malabo and then make a five-hour trip back home on a charter flight to host the West Africans on October 10 in Lusaka.
Chambeshi and his 15 home-based call-ups kicked off training camp in Lusaka on September 28 for the doubleheader ahead of the October international match break that will run from October 4-12.
“This is where we need to put our heads together as the technical staff because we don’t have ample time to prepare the team,” Chambeshi said.
“So, we will base our strengths on the first game that we are going to play and then we will pick one or two things from the first leg to take into the final leg.”
Chipolopolo are tied on 3 points with Equatorial Guinea but are second and third respectively on goal difference.
Tunisia leads Group B on maximum 6 points and play bottom placed Mauritania in the other October Group B doubleheader.
“It is a fixture that we cannot run away from, we have to go for it,” Chambeshi said.
“All we have to do now is plan well and see to it that we play well in these two fixtures.”