Football Association of Zambia president Kalusha Bwalya has described their final Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ghana as the most important on Zambia’s 2013 calendar.
The Chipolopolo, who lie second in Group D behind their hosts with one point less, must beat the Black Stars on 6 September to advance to the playoff stage of the qualifiers.
Zambia have beaten Ghana in their last two encounters and recorded a narrow 1-0 win in Ndola in the corresponding fixture.
The former African champions tested their readiness for the task ahead by drawing 1-1 with Senegal in a friendly this month.
Bwalya, ex-Zambia captain and 1988 African Footballer of the Year, has no doubts they can pull a surprise at the Baba Yara Stadium.
“Of course it will be our most important game of the year and as FAZ we are treating it with the importance it deserves and we want the team to be well prepared,” Kalusha said.
“I am confident we can beat them [Ghana]. We have got a quality technical bench and quality players.
“I have seen a great Zambian team perform and if they play the way they played in France against Senegal then no doubt we can win.”