Chipolopolo captain Adrian Chama says playing eSwatini on their home turf will not be easy but Zambia is targeting maximum points when the two sides clash on Sunday at Mavuso Sports Complex.
In an interview, Chama who stars for Zesco United said playing away did not matter as long as the team put in their best shift.
“Preparations are going on very well. We are shaping up for Sunday’s game. We are aware of what Swaziland has to offer, we believe that it is not going to be an easy game,” he said.
“The trend of having home ground advantage in football has gone. Whichever team plays the best game usually carries the day. The crowds turn up to cheer the best team. We are hoping to put up a performance that will make the crowd enjoy.”
He said Zambia was looking to win the first leg and ease the pressure in the return leg.
Chama and his club mate Clement Mwape joined camp on Thursday night completing the set up for the 20-member squad called for the Sihlangu assignment.
Zambia will tackle eSwatini away in Manzini on Sunday before hosting the Sihlangu on October 19 in Ndola at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
Winner over two legs will qualify to the Cameroon 2020 CHAN tournament that will take place in January.