Tuesday Oct 05, 2021. 09:00
Clatous Chama and two other foreign-based call-ups joined Chipolopolo Zambia camp in Cameroon on Monday.
The midfielder of Moroccan club RS Berkane was the first to join the fifteen home-based players who are about to complete a six-day transit camp in Cameroon.
Chipolopolo have been holding a training camp in Douala since Thursday en route to face Equatorial Guinea on October 7 in a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B qualifier in Malabo.
The final leg Group B doubleheader is set for October 1 in Lusaka.
“The games are going to be played in a tight space of three days and the first game is always important because a good result will give us momentum to take into the final leg,” Chama said upon arrival in Douala.
“So, we have to ensure that we utilize the first leg to our full advantage so that it makes things a lot easier at home.”
Chama was joined later on Monday afternoon by striker Evans Kangwa of Russian club Arsenal Tula and midfielder Rally Bwalya from Tanzanian champions Simba SC.
Striker’s Patson Daka of Leicester City and Fashion Sakala from Glasgow Rangers are due to arrive in Douala on Tuesday.
But the other five call-ups will link up with the team in Malabo on Wednesday.
Chipolopolo are second in Group B tied on 3 points with third placed Equatorial Guinea after two games played.
Tunisia leads Group B on 6 points while their October opponents Mauritania are bottom on zero points heading into match-day-three.