Chipolopolo has secured an international friendly date against Sierra Leone in the build-up to their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 Group H qualifier against Zimbabwe, reports Lusaka Times.
Zambia hosts Algeria in Lusaka on Thursday, 25 March 2021 before taking on Zimbabwe in Harare on 29 March.
FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala said that the friendly match against Sierra Leone will be played on 22 March. Kashala said:
Sierra Leone will make a stopover in Lusaka en-route to Lesotho where they will face that country in Group L of the AFCON qualifier match on 27 March.
The game will be a 9 PM kickoff and will be played at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Chipolopolo will host defending AFCON champions Algeria at the same venue on March 25 at 9 PM in their final Group H home match.
Chipolopolo are bottom of Group H with 3 points, one behind third positioned Botswana.
Zimbabwe are second on 5 points while Algeria have 10 points and have qualified to defend their title in Cameroon with two matches to spare.