Speaking to journalists in Lusaka, sports minister Moses Mawere said the team’s dream to camp in the United Kingdom would be granted if they qualified.
“As government, we shall only grant them their wish of camping in a country if their choice if they qualify to World Cup finals,” Mawere said.
Mawere said government was happy with Junior Chipolopolo’s performance in their first game where they beat Guinea 1-0.
He also said CAF had expressed happiness with the way Zambia was hosting the competition.
“Going forward, CAF will entrust us with bigger tournaments and they have testified that Zambia was indeed ready to host the tournament,” said Mawere.
The Beston Chambeshi coached side kicked-off their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign with a hard fought win over Guinea through a Paston Daka goal to take command of Group A after rivals Mali and Egypt drew in the other fixture.