Confederations of African Football (CAF), have announced dates and kickoff times for the March 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, which involves Chipolopolo against the Likuena Lisotho in back-to-back AFCON matches.
Zambia will host the first leg match in copperbelt at the LEVY MWANAWASA Stadium in Ndola on March 23, with the game scheduled to kickoff at 18h00 (GMT 16H00).
Next month’s game will also mark Chipolopolo coach Avram Grant’s competitive debut following his appointment in December. Grant, who has also coached West Ham and the Ghana national team, signed a two-year contract and his first task is to qualify Zambia for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, having missed out on the last three editions.
Meanwhile, Lesotho’s home stadium in Maseru is banned from hosting international matches after failing to meet FIFA/CAF international stadium specifications.
Lesotho will host the return match at Dobsonville Stadium in Johannesburg on March 26, The game will kickoff at 15h00 (GMT 13H00).