Zambia to Face Ivory Coast in Friendly

Ivory Coast will look to avenge their 2012 Africa Cup of Nations defeat where Zambia won on penalties. The match will be played on Saturday.

Updated: October 22, 2014 17:49 IST
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File Photo: Ivory Coast's Gervinho (10) celebrates with teammate Didier Drogba after scoring against Japan during World Cup.

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Lusaka: The Zambia national football team is expected to play Cote d'Ivoire in an international friendly match on Saturday, the country's football governing body confirmed on Wednesday.

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) said the 'Elephants' are expected to arrive in Zambia on Wednesday, according to a statement posted on its website, reports Xinhua.

According to the statement, the friendly match was part of the technical bench's plans to prepare the team ahead of two crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier matches next month.

Nkweto Tembwe, the spokesperson of the football governing body said the association wanted to offer the team quality international friendly matches ahead of the qualifiers.

The two teams last met during the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations finals where Zambia won on penalties.

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