Chipolopolo back in training – supersport

Chipolopolo have just concluded their evening training for match against Niger

Zambia return to training on Wednesday after taking day three of practice off.

Chipolopolo took Tuesday off as a mark of respect for the late Zambian Republican President Michael Sata who was put to rest on the same date in Lusaka.

“Tradition is that it is not our culture to work when we are burying someone and it is especially so because it is a state funeral,” Zambia coach Honour Janza said.


“We need to mourn with the whole country and bury our President.”

Zambia entered camp in Lusaka on Sunday to prepare for their 2015 Africa Cup Group F qualifiers against Mozambique on November 15 and Cape Verde on November 19.

The team has been training from Sunset Stadium while their home ground across town at National Heroes Stadium was used for Presidents Sata funeral that took place on November 11.

Janza said the team might train at Heroes Stadium on Wednesday should the pitch be in good enough condition after Tuesday’s requiem mass held there.


Meanwhile, Zambia is expected to fly to Maputo on Thursday afternoon ahead of this weekend’s penultimate Group F clash against Mozambique.

Zambia are second in Group F tied on five points with third placed Mozambique while Cape Verde lead on nine points from four matches played.