Bwale names Zambia U20 squad to face Amajita
The Zambia U20 national team will not be at full strength when they meet their South African counter parts in an international friendly match to be played on Sunday.
Coach Charles Bwale named a 22 man ahead of the game with up to four key players missing including captain Prince Mumba who has been sidelined due to injury.
The reigning African champions will also be without three foreign based players.
Sweden based Edward Chilufya has club commitments with the Swedish league resuming today (7th July) and his club has a Europa Cup tie against Mariupol’ of Ukraine on 26th July.
England based duo of Mwiya Malumo and Lifumpa Mwandwe will also be unavailable due to club commitments with Mwiya reported to be completing a move to another club.
The game to be played at Nkoloma Stadium will be the team’s second international friendly ahead of the penultimate round of the qualifiers to the Niger 2019 U20 Africa Cup final after Zambia lost by a goal to nil against Malawi.
Zambia will host Burundi on July 14 before facing the East Africans in Ngozi on July 21.
The winner over two legs will qualify to the tournament that will be held in February next year.
Prince Bwalya (Green Buffaloes), Flobby Mashakalati (Circuit City), Patrick Chooma (Intersport Youth)
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Victor Mubanga (Lumwana Radiants), James Chilimina (Chirundu), Lameck Banda (Zesco United), Martin Njobvu (Nchanga Rangers), Francesco Mwepu (Kafue Celtics)
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