Chipolopolo boys to be cleared outstanding allowances for North Africa tour
Football Association of Zambia President Andrew Kamanga has assured the Chipolopolo boys that they will be cleared any outstanding allowances from the tour of North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Kamanga was addressing the team on Wednesday evening after their 4-1 bashing at the hands of Ivory Coast.
Kamanga assured the team of continued support from the Association and unturn urged them to work extra hard to repay back the fans and the country at large with good performances and wins.
"I know they could a few administrative issues but as you get back to Lusaka the Secretariat will be in a position to clear all the outstanding issues from this trip. I just want to assure that we remain committed to your cause but in turn, you should also repay that commitment with your never-ending commitment to the team. Football being what it is you either win lose or draw but we should always strive to be competitive," He said.
"From our side as the Executive, we will continue to organize quality friendlies. For those playing U23, you have a game against Congo Brazzaville and we will prepare adequately so that they (U23) can and go and compete in Egypt and hopefully also qualify for 2020 Olympics," he added.
Zambia was invited for a camp in North Africa by the Royal Morocco Football Federation and organized three high profile friendly matches for the Copper Bullets. Zambia started their tour with a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon before beating Morocco 3-2 in Marrakech and concluding their tour with a heavy 4-1 loss to Ivory Coast.
Coach Beston Chambeshi who traveled with the team carried the majority of U23 national team players who he looked to give exposure and game time as they prepare for their U23 AFCON qualifier against Congo Brazzaville slated for early September.