Zambia coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is prepared for a tough induction as Chipolopolo head coach as he prepares his team for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN), Cameroon 2020.
Sredojevic was appointed as Zambia coach two weeks ago after leaving his role in Egypt with Zamalek and he will have just under two months to get his side ready and kicking for the tournament.
In his own admission, the former Rwanda and Uganda head coach expects a tough induction at the CHAN final tournament in Cameroon with the Chipolopolo drawn in Group D with Namibia, Guinea and Tanzania.
“It is a quality group. We think we are part of a very competitive group because every team we look at is from the perspective of the local league. And the specific case, they are local players. We represent the Zambian Premier League and we think we have what it takes to get through the group,” the Serbian boss said after the draw in Yaounde on Monday.
Looking at the individual teams in the group, the coach believes they will need to be at their best even as he reiterates their maiden ambition is to qualify off the group stages and into the knockout phases.
“We respect the strength of the Tanzanian Premier League with Simba who reached the Champions League quarter-finals last year. Yanga does just as well in the Champions League. Namibia is also a good team. In 2013 in Morocco, Namibia was in the same group as Zambia and qualified for the quarterfinals,”