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Banda recalled, Kambole dropped as Sven names 20 for Mozambique crunch encounter

Chipolopolo coach Sven Vandenbroek has recalled mercurial midfielder Emmanuel Banda and Zesco United defender Simon Silwimba.

The two were not part of Chipolopolo’s 26 man squad for the back to back qualifiers against Guinea Bissau.

The Belgian has dropped a number of players including Zesco United star striker Lazarus Kambole who has had a great year for both club and country scoring 24 goals.

Other players dropped are Gideon Sichone,Jack Chirwa (Both Green Buffaloes), Luka Banda (NAPSA Stars), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi) and Fackson Kapumbu of Zesco United.


In attack Sven has summoned red hot Orlando Pirates duo of striker Justin Shonga and winger Augustine Mulenga together with 2017 U20 AFCON winning duo of Patson Daka and Fashion Sakala.

In midfield, Redbull Salzburg midfielder Enock Mwepu, Tanzania Based Clatous Chota Chama , Nathan Sinkala and former Chipolopolo captain Rainford Kalaba headline that department.

In defence, Regulars Kabaso Chongo and Stophila Sunzu have been summoned together with Simon Silwimba and Lawrence Chungu.

Chipolopolo 20 Man squad for Mozambique

Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco)

Simon Silwimba, Solomon Sakala (both Zesco United), Lawrence Chungu, Isaac Shamujompa (Both Buildcon), Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe), Stophila Sunzu (FC Metz)

Nathan Sinkala , Rainford Kalaba (Both TP Mazembe) ,Bruce Musakanya ( Red Arrows), Emmanuel Banda (KV Oostende) , Clatous Chama ( SC Simba) , Enock Mwepu ( Redbull Salzburg) , Lubambo Musonda ( Gandzasar Kapan) , Salulani Phiri ( Polokwane City)


Augustine Mulenga, Justin Shonga (Both Orlando Pirates), Patson Daka ( Redbull Salzburg), Fashion Sakala (KV Oostende) .

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21 Comments to Banda recalled, Kambole dropped as Sven names 20 for Mozambique crunch encounter

  1. Man link says:

    Use fashion Sakala and Daka this time around as attacking strikers.

  2. CJ from RSA says:

    I feel Justin Shonga can play behind Patson as an attacking midfielder where Clatous Chama is currently playing. Then have Fashion and Augustin on the wings. Mwepu can do box to box while Nathan sits in the holding role. Sunzu and Chongo in central defence while Lawrence and Solomon Sakala left and right backs. I dont just have a goal keeper to propose, Mweene no!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Let’s wait and see you need to attack and attack mozambique will be a mountain to climb at home. Coach talk to the boys not to be selfish. If you loose or draw you are out. The players need to understand the situation the have put themselves. The need mental strength.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yes agree fashion sakala must start.

  5. Clement Mushabati says:

    Yes agree fashion sakala must start.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Zambia chances are very slim for qualification. The must learn to win home matches

  7. Ngake says:

    Good selection but as we all know the fullbacks are the weakest link. Simon Silwimba goes straight into the starting line up and takes up solomon sakalas position. Lawrence Chungu is another suspect. i would have called Ziyo Tembo if i was coach, play him in central defense and send Kabaso to take up Lawrence Chungus position, otherwise with those two fullbacks we are dead. You might as well start with 9 players.

  8. Evans Munalula says:

    Why is Faz not going after Cyril Mwenya chibwe the jomo cosmos goalkeeper he is better than nsabata in my view the guy was born here in south Africa but his parents are Zambian he is 25 and can offer better competition to mweene

  9. slim says:

    Mweene is inactive at Sundowns, I don’t know where he .will draw his expelrience from. He could end up costing us in this crucial match.l

    • Why don’t FAZ call mwenya Chibwe the Jomo cosmos Goalkeeper I believe he can challenge Mweene for that position

    • Anonymous says:

      I totally agree , yes mweene had done great for Zambia but its high time we stopped counting on past glory but we must face real issues as we see them. Lately Mweene has been making silly mistakes costing us a big deal.

  10. Evans from SA says:

    Can the people in authority make a follow up on the Jomo Cosmos Goalkeeper Cyril Chibwe I know the guy was born in South Africa but his parents are Zambian, he can offer competition to Mweene

  11. Khupulajume says:

    Strategy: The coach SHOULD use 2 strikers up front and play an open game in the first half and score goals & play defensively in the second half. Let him put in all the former 20 boys at a go i.e. Mwepu, fashion Sakala, patson Daka & Emmanuel Banda. These boys know each other very well instead of using them in a piece meal. You can only realize their FULL benefits and potential if you feature them all at one time.
    Substitutions: let him select a strong time in the first place. Remember Fashion Sakala is accurate at the goal than Lubambo Musonda. He is also physically strong than Lubambo who is short and small. Fashion should start. LET THE COACH MAKE substitutions early not too late. The technical bench is a let down: they fail to read the game, they fail to foster early substitutions, they substitute wrong players. This game is a matter of live and death. It is a make or break. The Players should be told and die for the mother Zambia and qualify to the AFCON 2019. The coach should be on touch to aggressively guide the players.

  12. Kensplash says:

    We need to give this game all the seriousness that it deserves. Players must die a little for mother Zambia. We have a team that is on paper far much better than Mozambique. All the best guys.

  13. The problem with Zambian players is that they don’t deliver when they’re expected to, shonga Justine must start, we need to score before halftime and try to settle the game in the second half.

  14. Lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

    Zambian players need to get serious when playing for Zambia, more especially the so called pros playing in Europe, South Africa and DR Congo. These guys have football as their profession and as such we Zambian soccer fans and the coach expect them to add value to the team. Any player whose profession is football should be able to contribute likewise anything less should not be condoned.

    The coach has to start speaking in capital letters by telling these players facts right in their faces. It can’t be right that Zambia has to start struggling to qualify to AFCON, which is a thing of the past. Profession players that are useless should be deemed surplus to requirement and be dropped

    It is shocking that players like Enock Mwepu and Patson Daka are always on the bench with Daka being left out of the team last week (Mwepu started on the bench). Chilufya is Sweden is struggling to get into the first team, always on the bench. My message to Chilufya is that! Pull up your socks boy or else you will end up like Boyd Mwila and Edwin who played in Sweden and ended up as nothing, despite the fact that they joined their former club as teenagers
    Pull up your socks imwe baiche otherwise you risk being off loaded, sucks what a tragedy

  15. Sibs says:

    Let Fashion.S play on the Right and R.Kalaba on the Left Side of the Wings. Shonga and Patson Daka to start up front.
    E.Mwepu and N.Sinkala in the Center of Midfield.
    S.Sankala as national emergency to be dropped. He has leaked so many goals. Silwamba to take over. I would take up @Ngake suggestion and play K.Choogo on the defensive wing.
    Mweene to keep his Position and of course the Central Defenders as well.

    E.Banda to come in for either Kalaba or Fashion as early as the 55th minute if we not doing fine. A.Mulenga also for one of the Top Strikers who will be misfiring.

  16. Sibs says:

    @Justice i totally agree with you. Our boys need to up their game and take their chances when given an opportunity to play. Be aggressive baice. Non of these boys surely has taken up a staring position except for Sunzu who plays week in and week out.

  17. Nazo says:

    We have so many players around the world but why are we sticking to players like Mweene.He is old now, sunzu too slow and he has never impressed since 2012 AFCON.
    Kenneth Kalunga,Dino Malama are some of the players he should consider in future.Then the coach should be comparing players when making selections.For example, Bruce Musakanya and Spencer Sauti who is better? To me, Spencer is good at the moment.

  18. Anonymous says:

    As For Me The Way I Know My Prayers
    ( Starting 11 ),foward Rainford Kalaba 11 , Augustine Mulenga 7 , Patson Daka 9 , Justine Shonga 10
    Midfielder , Mwepu 8 And Sinkala Nathan 6
    Defenders , Kabaso Chongo 5 , Suzu 4 , Lawrence Chungu 3 , Then Simon Silwimba 2
    If The Coach Wants Us To Quelify This Line Up Is Good For Us To Througq And The Score Line Wil Be ( Mozambique 1 – 3 Zambia ) Trust Me . This Is Isaac Goma Komboni Football Analyst Go Zambia Go

  19. Jackson says:

    Why You Put Kalaba And F.Sakala No Banch

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