The Zambian government has organised inter-denominational prayers for the Chipolopolos ahead of the crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ghana next Friday, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm.
The Zambians must repeat their 31-year dominance over Ghana in competitive game with an outright win or would miss out on a qualification ticket.
Ghana have not the South Africans since the 1992 AFCON and have named a ‘killer squad’ featuring Michael Essien, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Andre Ayew in their squad for the game at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
Zambia have opened war of words with their fans warning Ghanaians of a ‘black Friday’ when they will smash the West African powerhouse into smithereens.
But they are now seeking devine intervention and the government back in Lusaka has asked all Zambians from the various religious denominations to back their side in prayers.
Minister of Youth and Sport Chishimba Kambwili apealed to all congregations to dedicate the weekend to offer prayers for their national national team.
“Let me ask the nation to rally behind the team and dedicate the prayers this weekend to the boys. We need God’s intervention that is why we have called for inter-denominational prayers,” he said.
Zambia defeated Ghana 1-0 in Ndola in 2012 but Ghana have overtaken them in Group D.