Chipolopolo coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic says playing Malawi in an international friendly match on Youth Day (today) will help him gauge how much work has been done with the local players since his unveiling on February 3.
And Micho has summoned eight foreign based players for the March 26 home game against Botswana.

Speaking during a pre-match conference at Football House, the gaffer fondly christened the Serbian Wolf said the Malawi will provide a good test as they were also preparing for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burkina Faso.
“With the highest degree of respect we want to thank our brothers from Malawi for accepting to playing a friendly match here to help them prepare for Burkina Faso and for us prepare for Botswana,” he said.
“It is of mutual interest that in tomorrow’s (Thursday) match that we have an extremely competitive game to tell us where we are in our initial position.”

He added: “We have 35 local players preparing for CHAN and I would like to say that this match is not an intention to underrate our opponents. We remember at Cosafa we drew 2-2 but beat them on penalties and matches against Malawi have always been football thrillers and we expect a football thriller tomorrow.”
Micho said he had excused some players from Zesco United and Malawi for the friendly match as they had played too many games and wanted them to rest.

“We have left out some of the players in our team who have played too much football like Zanaco who have played in the Confederation Cup and Zesco who have played CAF champions league or teams that have played too much competitive games will not play tomorrow,” he said.
Micho also weighed in on the forthcoming back-to-back games against Botswana in the race for the Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

“We will have eight professionals (foreign based) players for the Botswana game but we shall not reveal until their clubs are informed,” he said.
“But four will have their last competitive assignments at their clubs this weekend when that is in question we will try and get them to play in the friendly’s against Uganda Mali or Ethiopia not all the games but at least one so that it can help us prepare competitively against Botswana.”
Micho will lead the Chipolopolo in his first assignment as the helm of Zambia in an international friendly match against the Flames of Malawi at Nkoloma Stadium.

He has been keeping an eye on the CHAN and Africa Cup of Nations qualification in his preparation and will give local players an opportunity to impress before he picks his final team that heads to Uganda for the Three-Nation Tournament.

At the Three-Nation tournament, Zambia will play Uganda and Mali before trekking to Ethiopia to play their final test match ahead of the March 26 titanic clash with Botswana at National Heroes Stadium.
Kickoff for today’s game is at 15:00 hours with charges pegged at K20 open wing while VIP will draw a K100 fee.



  1. Lukama William

    We are here to watch, we are waiting

  2. Mike c

    We are just waiting for time, to see what job have you done Mr coach,

  3. Chilubo

    Eagerly waiting for the game of good mid field and sharpened striking force (front line)

  4. Reagan C

    we’re patiently waiting mr micho to see your greatness, am just worried that you have excuse some players you know what those players they’l have that ka pride if something bad happen today thinking that they can play better than those selected one’s but that is not our prayer as zambian and coarch just concetrate on the game atleast we do great preparation for the coming games got it…”

  5. Chanda

    Sho your talent guys mwisebanya bwana coach

  6. Seer 11

    Coach important good result win ! U work hard. Zambian soccer fan bansele

  7. Mixon

    Is the game going to be live on znbc ba pipo?

  8. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle masters

    The problem is team underating

  9. kenny

    at which channel the game will be televise?

  10. Nafitali Banda

    I don’t think they will televise the game between Zambia and Malawi

  11. Hamz Jr Philip

    Improve the team men and we need to qualify to afcon and world cup as well

  12. Elias Kamwengo

    Though Malawi is not a good side for us, let’s show them and impress the nation at large and it’s when the coach will be seen.

  13. Sanks

    Znbc must televised the game we want to watch the game

    • Kay's mayo

      Indeed sanks,it’s a must game to watch! Not ba naninani?

  14. Sebastian

    We wish you a good job and I would like to televisions the game, thanks.

  15. Jessey Lingard

    Continue doing that ba coach BT we want to watch the match on znbc

  16. peter Daka

    Go a heard ba coacher

  17. Isaac

    Hope we will win the game Zambian players too much Beer nowadays that’s why we always loose

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  19. Brian Sehela

    Reporter u did not give the results of this game.

  20. Katwishi

    We are waiting for the result mr reporter

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