The national soccer team, Taifa Stars, will play African champions Chipolopolo of Zambia in a build up match on December 22 in Dar es Salaam.
Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Secretary General, AngetileOsiah, said yesterday Chipolopolowill arrive in the city on December 18.
He said preparations for the match were in the last stages, with the home side starting camp at the end of the Senior Challenge Cup climaxing in Kampala today.
The game will be part of Chipolopolo preparations to launch their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title defence in South Africa next year.
Zambia, eager to retain the coveted trophy at the 2013 Afcon finals, will undergo an intensive training programme and the team’s preparedness will be tested in four tough friendly games.
With January 12 already set aside for a high-profile match against Norway at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Chipolopolo will kick-off their pre-AFCON friendlies against the East African side at a venue to be named later after consultations are concluded.