Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has hailed the decision of the Zambia Football Federation for its plan to train both in Europe and in Ghana before traveling to face the Super Eagles in Uyo.
The Chipolopolo will camp in Europe as part of preparation for their crucial FIFA World Cup qualifier on October 7 against Nigeria.
“We need this camp because we want to enter the pitch in Nigeria with unity and we need to show that we mean business,” Nweene said while speaking in an interview. “It is a very good idea,”
The Zambian team is expected to have a mix of experience and a good number of the U-20s that won the AFCON youth tournament before giving a good account of themselves in the U-20 FIFA world cup in the summer of this year.
Nweene highlighted the success of similar camping exercise with the junior Chipolopolo team and how it will work for the main national team.
“They did it with the U-20 and so for us to camp that side, especially the national team, we will be away from the pressures of the media and other things for us to focus.
“It will also help us further bond more as a team away from home especially with the new guys and the U-20 players.”