Chipolopolo defender, Musonda, fit, happy to join squad at pre-AFCON camp in Saudi Arabia


Fit-again Chipolopolo defender, Frankie Musonda, is happy to be back in the national team set up ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Musonda who is on the books of Scottish side Ayr United missed out on the last two fixtures for the Chipolopolo but is back to full fitness.

Speaking in Taif where he joined the pre-AFCON camp, Musonda said he was fit and focused on the task ahead.

“I am very excited, it was unfortunate to get injured in October and it carried on into November, I just missed out, but I have been back for 6-7 weeks now,” said Musonda.

He gave his thoughts on the Group F matrix, “Very exciting group, tough opponents that is why we all qualified to this stage, everyone is a good team, everyone knows what they are doing”

Musonda noted that each game would be tough but everyone in the team thinks that all the games would be won while applying concentration.

He urged the fans to rally behind the Chipolopolo at the tournament in their quest to return to the summit of the African game.

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“We are going to be working very hard and we will concentrate on the task at hand. I am sure we will feel your support at home and platforms like social media and stuff like that. We are just hoping to make you proud,” he said.

The Chipolopolo have set up a pre-tournament camp in Saudi Arabia where they will play Cameroon on January 9 in an international friendly match.

Zambia will then head to Ivory Coast on January 11 where Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania lie in wait.

The Chipolopolo would open its AFCON account on January 17 against DRC before facing Tanzania four days later and wind up their Group F encounters on January 24 against Morocco.

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