Zambia Ready For Surprise Draw-Beaumelle
Patrice Beaumelle and Herve Renard
The African champions are bracing themselves to know who their final third round qualifying opponent will be on Thursday when the draws are made in Johannesburg.
"At this level if a team is there (in the draws), they are not there by chance," Beaumelle told MTNFootball.com.
"For me there is no small team I respect a lot of teams especially in Africa because when you have to travel it is not easy.
"So let’s wait to see the team that will come through for us."
Zambia go into Thursday's draw as one of 15 seeded teams who will be drawn against 15 other unseeded sides to face-off in the final third round of the 2013 Africa Cup qualifiers.
The third round qualifier first legs will be played during the weekend of September 7-9 while final leg qualifying deciders will be played during the weekend of October 12-14.