CHIPOLOPOLO PREPARE FOR SUDAN ENCOUNTER

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The Chipolopolo boys shrugged off frosty weather conditions to train as the Grand Stade de Marrakech annex pitch.

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Temperature in Marrakech was hovering between four to seven degrees as the lads went about their paces.

Weather conditions have been teetering from between four degrees Celsius but warms up to eighteen degrees occasionally.

Zambia is preparing for the quarterfinal encounter against Sudan on Saturday in a 21:30 hours kickoff (Zambian time) with pay television channel SuperSport beaming the match live.

MWANSA SHOWS DIVERS HOW IT IS DONE

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The Chipolopolo’s CHAN mission is still firmly on course with the team set to face Sudan on Saturday in the quarter finals at the Grand Stade de Marrakech Stadium. Coach Wedson Nyirenda and his technical bench have been shaping up the team for the must win encounter.

The FAZ media team shares some footage from the team camp with goalkeeper trainer Stephen Mwansa closing up the gaps in his department.

Good luck Team Zambia!
Kickoff for the match on Saturday is at 21:30 hours (Zambian time)

SUDAN WILL NOT BE EASY-WADA

Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda says Sudan will be a much tougher test than the previous encounters at the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN).

Nyirenda told Fazfootball.com in Marrakech that his lads would be stepping up gear in the quarterfinal tussle to ensure that they qualified into the semi finals on Saturday.

“Sudan is not a pushover team, they have been a thorn in our flesh most of the time we have played them,” he said.
“Going into this game it is not going to be easy, they gave Morocco a very good run and they are playing very well, they are highly tactical and disciplined players.”

He added: “I think we need to adhere to our tactical plan and rise up to the occasion better than we did against Namibia and these other games.”

Nyirenda said that his lads had been improving as the tournament has progressed.

“As the games are moving to the next stages, the games are getting tougher. The teams that are remaining are doing their best, the coaches must do their best and players too,” he said.

He also expressed happiness at the fortitude Marrakech has provided for the Chipolopolo having won all their matches and become the defacto home team.

Zambia will play Sudan on Saturday at the Grand Stade de Marrakech in a 21:30 hours (Zambian time) kickoff with the match live on pay television channel SuperSport.

FAZ

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