Former Zambian president Rupiah Banda has urged Zimbabwe and Zambia to work together in order to transform themselves into football powerhouses.

Banda, who was once part of his country’s football leadership before his elevation to lead Zambia, arrived in Harare yesterday as a special guest of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya.

According to the Herald, the former president said there was massive potential in Zambian and Zimbabwean football, and both countries should help each other to benefit from that.

“I think Zambia and Zimbabwe can do more in helping each other when it comes to football so that we both can benefit and tap into our potential to qualify for the World Cup,” Banda said .

“There is a lot that we can do together in football. We have great talent in our countries, and we should try and help each other so that we develop that talent.”

While Zambia and Zimbabwe have played some friendly matches in the past, these have been few and far between, and the two neighbourly countries could do more in helping each other out.