Lusaka December 31, 2020, ZANIS —- Four out of the 31 Zambia National Soccer team players will not travel with the team to Cameroon for the 2020 TOTAL African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The four players will miss the pre-CHAN tournament that kicks off on Friday in Yaoundé because they are still waiting for medical requirements to be conducted on them.
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) General Secretary, Adrian Kashala says FAZ will adhere to all health guidelines prescribed by CAF as part of the tournament regulations.
“The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) wishes to inform its stakeholders and football family that 4 out of 31 Zambia National Soccer team players will today not travel with the team to Cameroon for the 2020 TOTAL African Nations Championship (CHAN),” said Kashala.
Kashala added that three more players with CAF engagements will join camp in Cameroon after fulfilling their club duties.
“The players are not out of the squad but will miss the pre-CHAN tournament that kicks off on Friday in Yaoundé,” Kashala said.
“Our top priority now is the health of all the players and the Covid-19 spike has placed additional demands that are part of the CAF and FIFA regulations.
Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s squad left for Cameroon at 15:45 hours yesterday ahead of the Four Nations pre-tournament that kicks off on 1 January, 2021 and expected to run from January 16 to February 10, 2021.
This is according to a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka by FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala.