WCQ: Zambia Calls Off Spain Camping, Storms Ghana
Zambia’s Chipolopolo have called up a proposed camping in Spain, and are due to arrive in Accra on Sunday.
The team was initially planned to open camp in Spain before heading to Ghana to complete their training ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Nigeria scheduled for Saturday in Uyo.
According to the president of Zambia’s football federation Andrew Kamanga, lack of government funding has scuttled their planned trip to Europe.
“No, we are not going to Spain, we will just go to West Africa on Sunday, I think Ghana where conditions are almost the same, plus it only takes 45 minutes to fly [from Ghana] into Nigeria. I think we will manage to prepare well,” Kamanga was quoted as saying on Complete Sports.
First batch of players and officials of the team are now due to arrive in Accra on Sunday. The second group will arrive six hours later.
Zambia will have a three-day camping in Accra before moving to Nigeria.
The Super Eagles top the Africa Group B qualifier with 10 points, three adrift of the Chipolopolo, who are second.
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