Zambia kick-off their quest for a 17th African Cup qualification today when they host Mozambique in a 2015 Group F qualifier at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Chipolopolo starts life under new management when interim coach Honour Janza takes charge of his first competitive game.
This weekend’s Group F qualifier will be his second game in charge that comes on the back of a resounding debut win in a friendly over Sudan whom they beat 3-1 on August 31 in Lusaka.
One of the scorers in that game striker Given Singuluma said it was important for the team to make a statement against Mozambique.
“I think we should start with a good result, a win so that it will help us qualify to the Africa Cup,” Singuluma said.
Zambia has not failed to win an opening qualifying match since May, 2008 when they lost 1-0 away to Togo in Accra en route to the 2010 tournament in Angola.
Meanwhile, Mozambique face Zambia still without a win over Chipolopolo from 13 meetings.
Zambia has won eleven and drawn two games against The Mambas.