Zambia finalise Tanzania, Morocco warm-ups
African champions Zambia
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) general secretary George Kasengele told MTNFootball.com that Zambia will face Tanzania first next month just before Christmas.
"We will play Tanzania on December 22 in Dar-es-Salaam," Kasengele said.
He said Zambia will take their strongest side to Tanzania that will include captain Christopher Katongo, James Chamanga and Isaac Chansa.
The Tanzania friendly is expected to be Zambia’s final official match on Chipolopolo’s 2012 programme.
"Then we have a date against Morocco on January 8 in Johannesburg," Kasengele said.
"That match will be played at Rand Stadium."
Morocco are expected to be Zambia’s penultimate warm-up in the lead-up to their defence of the Africa Cup title they won on February 12 in Gabon after beating Cote d'Ivoire on post-match penalties.
Zambia will wrap up up their pre-2013 tournament friendly calendar with a game at home against Norway on January 12 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.