Zambia may play Bundesliga side

ZAMBIA is believed to be courting a Bundesliga side for a friendly in Pretoria before heading to the 2015 AFCON.

The Zambians are winding down their three-week pre-2015 Africa Cup training camp in South Africa that began on December 26.

“The team is looking forward to playing a practice match on Monday; we are likely to play a German team, but will advise which team it is,” Zambia coach Honour Janza said.

The likely opponents are Hoffenheim who are in South Africa where they are holding their winter break training camp and play University of Pretoria today in an international club friendly.

The Chipolopolo Boys have so far played two practice games during their stay in South Africa that included an international friendly against Bafana Bafana on January 4 that Janza’s side lost 1-0 at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg.

They later beat national first division club Jomo Cosmos 4-0 on January 9.

And Zambia winger Roderick Kabwe is suffering from a bout of malaria at the team’s training camp in South Africa.

Coach Janza said the Zanaco utility player’s condition is being closely monitored by the Zambia medical team in Johannesburg where the team is set to complete its three-week pre-2015 Africa Cup training camp this weekend.

“The players that were injured are getting better, only Roderick has malaria, but he will be back in training soon, apart from that all is well,” Janza said. Kabwe, who can play at left back and in midfield, will be making his Africa Cup debut when the tournament kicks off on January 17 in Equatorial Guinea.He is one of 11 domestic based players in the 23-member team Janza has picked for the tournament.

Meanwhile, the players on the mend and back in training are goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene, midfielder Nathan Sinkala and striker Patrick


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