Zambia U23 coach Beston Chambeshi has warned Nigeria, and other countries, that his team will be no pushovers at the AFCON in Egypt.
The Zambia U23 team are in group B alongside Holders Nigeria, South Africa and Cote d’Ivoire.
Chambeshi said, “We are one of the team’s that has qualified for the tournament, not by chance, but through hard work. The draws are very tricky and we have to respect each team in the group because they are no pushovers. All the teams in the group are tough.
“We really need a positive result in the first game because that will give us direction. All the games are important, they lead the way.”
Meanwhile, Olympic Eagles wrapped up their preparations on Tuesday as they played a goalless draw with Cameroon U23.