Qualification to next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) is within touching distance for Zambia this weekend when they face Mozambique away at Machava Stadium in Maputo on Sunday.
Zambia head to Maputo enjoying a 3-0 home win recorded on October 17 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
A draw is all George Lwandamina’s side need to see Zambia qualify for its first Chan final since 2009 when they finished third at the inaugural tournament in Cote d’Ivoire.
Qualification will also be redemption for Lwandamina who failed to guide Zambia to the 2011 finals in Sudan during his first and very brief reign.
“We are ready for the challenge if it goes into penalties,we are prepared for it,” Lwandamina said.
“Our objective is for the team to storm Rwanda finals. The preparations have have given us confidence that we will finish the work in the final leg. I will not pack the bus, focus is to finish with good results.”
Lwandamina has no injury worries and will have a strong team at his disposal led by Zesco United striker Wintson Kalengo who is hoping to add to the three goals he has scored so far in the qualifiers.
Lusaka Dynamos’ teenage striker Conlyde Luchanga who made a dream debut with a goal in last Saturday’s victory is in line for a second cap.
Winner over both legs will go into the November 18 draws to be held in Kigali for the tournament to be held there from January 16 to February 7.