Zambia national team assistant coach Numba Mumamba has revealed that there is a lot of competition in the team ahead of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) final round, first leg tie against Botswana.
Numba told Futaa Zambia that the inclusion of Larry Bwalya and Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba has brought a lot of competition in the team.
"There is massive competition in the team especially from the new guys Larry and the other guys I think it will even make our job very difficult when it comes to the final selection, " he said.
"So far so good, I think the fitness levels have really gone up from the time we assembled. We have seen that they are now ready to play. We have very much ready for the task, Next week we work on tactics because the fitness is there now, " he added.
Numba believes having played the Zebras at COSAFA Cup gave them an insight into what to expect. He also confirmed that the team has a clean bill of health.
" We have a bit of insight on how Botswana play All we need is to plan, especially on the tactical part which is the most important part. The changes won't make a difference to our approach it will be the same, We will stick to what we know," he said.
"So far everyone is fit and we have no injuries."
The team is currently in camp as they prepare for the two-legged tie against Botswana. They are expected to break camp on Friday before regrouping for a final camp ahead of departure for Botswana.
The Copper Bullets will face the Zebras on 26th of July in Francis Town before hosting them at Heroes Stadium on August 3rd. The winner over two legs will book a place at the 2020 CHAN tournament to be hosted by Ethiopia.