Youth and Sports Minister Hon. Chishimba Kambwili revealed the development in an interview on Wednesday.
“Government has decided to increase the players’ allowances from the usual $3,000.00 to $5,000.00 in order to boost the morale of the players in camp and to encourage our boys to beat Uganda,” said Kambwili.
“The match in Kampala is very important for us and we are committed in ensuring that we do everything possible for the boys to defend the Africa Cup in South Africa.”
The Minister added that the government was committed to the promotion of sport and that the onus was now on the boys to perform to expectation.
The Zambia national team is currently in residential camp in South Africa and is expected to leave for Kampala on Thursday on a chartered flight.