Zambia captain, Kennedy Mweene said camping in Europe will encourage team bonding and concentration ahead of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers against the Super Eagles on October 7 in Uyo.
The Chipolopolo skipper also added that they will show the Super Eagles of Nigeria that they mean business in the pursuit of their first ever world cup ticket.
In his words: “We need this camp because we want to enter the pitch in Nigeria with unity and we need to show that we mean business.
“It is a very good idea. They did it with the U-20 and so for us to camp that side, especially the national team, we will be away from the pressures of the media and other things for us to focus,” Mweene said.
“It will also help us further bond more as a team away from home especially with the new guys and the Under-20 players.”
If Super Eagles win the clash, Zambians hope to debut in the world cup will be dashed, but if the reverse becomes the case, Chipolopolo will extend the battle for the ticket to the last games. Nigeria will be away to Algeria and Zambia.