Cranes Coach Micho Sredojevic says Wednesday’s Zambia will be a good test because they are one of the strongest African teams.
The former African champions will host Uganda on March 5 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
“We are very happy that we shall face a high profile team like the Chipolopolo as we prepare for various engagements in the 2014 season including the 2015 Afcon qualifiers,” said Micho.
And Micho said he will name his final 18-players over the weekend.
“Most of the professional players will connect from their bases straight to Ndola,” added the Coach.
The Cranes will kick off their 2015 AFCON qualifiers in the second round this May as they battle to make it to the group stage in September.
“We are going to take these build-up games very seriously because they mean a lot to us as we prepare,” added Micho.
And Mujib Kasule, the FA’s Vice President in-charge of the League and chairman of the technical committee, said they are still trying to speak to teams like Gor Mahia (Kenya), KCCA FC (Uganda) and Tanzania’s Young Africans to avail the players who were selected for the Zambia friendly.
The three clubs are busy with CAF Champions League home and away matches over the next ten days.
KCCA FC George Nsimbe said he will not release three of his players summoned to the Cranes as they will be preparing for the return leg against Zambia’s Nkana Red Devils.