FAZ (The Football Association of Zambia) will officially hand back the Africa Cup of Nations trophy to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday, 16th January 2013.
The development was announced by FAZ General Secretary George Kasengele on Tuesday in a statement released to FAZ Executive Committee Members and fazfootball.com.
Kasengele stated that the AFCON trophy would be leaving Football House on Wednesday and would be handed back to CAF in Johannesburg.
"It will be a very emotional momemt. We had become used to having the trophy around us as proof of our incredible feat last year. The going away of the trophy should invigorate and re-energise our resolve to bring it back to Zambia for a further two years," said Kasengele
And Chipolopolo coach Herve Renard has assured the nation that the Chipolopolo technical team and players would do their best to ensure the trophy returned to Zambia.
"We are in South Africa to bring our trophy back to our country . I can assure you , the players and the staff , we'll do everything to make for the second time consecutively Zambia very proud ," said Renard