National Soccer Team in travel chaos

National Soccer Team in travel chaos

Chaotic travel arrangements for the Zambia National Soccer team to Sudan may affect the team’s performance in Khartoum ahead of this Saturday’s World Cup qualifier.

The Watchdog understands that barely a few hours before the scheduled departure, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and the Zambian government yet to decide the travel formula for the African football champions currently camped in South Africa.

The poor travel arrangements are believed to have angered coach Herve Renard because FAZ and the PF government are yet to decide whether the team will travel using a chartered or a commercial flight to the war torn Sudan.

Travelling by a cumbersome commercial flight will mean the team arriving in the early hours on Friday, a few hours before kick-off.

This means the Chipolopolo boys will be jet lagged and will have no time to acclimatize and train in the stadium to be used.

“People need to understand, football should be run professionally from A to Z and not leave the details on the way,” an angry Renard is quoted in today’s government owned and PF controlled Zambia Daily Mail.

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