Zambia coach, Herve Renard says they are on course to conquer Africa again at the 2013 Afcon in South Africa.
The 44-year-old led the Chipolopolos to win their first nations cup title at the 2012 Afcon in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
The Zambians, who were rated by Caf as the best national team of the year, have been paired in Group C alongside Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.
Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria have been considered as Zambia’s main challengers at the Afcon.
The Frenchman who was crowned the 2012 best coach in Africa believes his side are still in strong contention to retain their title.
“I want to dedicate this trophy to Faz president, Kalusha Bwalya and especially to Claude le Roy because he brought me this far.
“I am in Africa because of him and I’m most grateful to him.
“We’re going to conquer Africa once again, Renard told reporters after the Glo Caf awards in Accra on Thursday night.
He led Zambia to win the 2012 Afcon at the expense of Ivory Coast.