Uganda national football team, Uganda Cranes, will play 2012 Africa Cup of Nations champion Zambia in a friendly on 5th March, 2014 at Zambia’s Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Ahmed Hussein, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) spokesperson confirmed the development revealing that Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) agreed to the friendly proposal.
‘We are happy to have such a high profile friendly with one of the biggest teams on the continent. We are certain that it will help the coach test out his players against a good team’ said FUFA CEO Edgar Watson.
The Zambian federation has gone ahead to name a star studded squad that will take on the Ugandan side including professional and senior players.
Some of the players Zambia’s Chipolopolo called up include goalie Kenneth Mweene, Emmanuel Mayuka and Stoppila Sunzu both of Sochaux in France.
Hichani Himoonde of Mamelodi Sundowns, Rainford Kalaba of TP Mazembe and ever green Crhistopher Katongo who is currently not attachd to any club.
Hussein told East African Business Week, Cranes Coach Mulutin Sredojevic was expected to announce his tentative squad is working on putting up a list of player he will need for the encounter.
This will be the first time Cranes is regrouping after that not so successful trip to South Africa to part in CHAN