Under-23 national team coach Beston Chambeshi has summoned 30 players for a local camp ahead of the March 20 first leg Olympic qualifier against Malawi in Blantyre.
Chambeshi has roped in the bulk of his 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup winning side on home soil.

The team will enter residential camp on January 28-31 before entering the second camp on the weekend of February 11.

Chambeshi will in the final stretch include foreign based players to complete his puzzle.

Zambia will tackle Malawi in its first assignment for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Egypt.
Zambia will be away to Malawi on March 20 in the first leg before hosting the junior flames four days later.

Malawi booked a date with Zambia after a 1-1 home draw against Botswana in Blantyre on Tuesday to qualify 3-2 on aggregate following a 2-1 away win in Gaborone on November 17.

Zambia was on bye for the first round but will join the fray in the penultimate stage before the closing round.
Winner of the Zambia and Malawi game will move into the final qualifying round next June to face either Congo Brazzaville or Burundi to decide who qualifies to the Egypt finals.

The 2019 AFCON will be used as a qualifier for the Japan 2020 Olympic Games.

Top three finishers at the Egypt finals will qualify to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Zambia last participated at the Olympic Games in 1988 where they famously reached the quarterfinals.


Mangani Banda (Zanaco), Jackson Kakunta (Power Dynamos), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi), Timothy Zulu (MUZA)


Moses Nyondo (Nkana), Prosper Chiluya (Nkwazi), Solomon Sakala, Shemmy Mayembe (both Zesco), Sydney Phiri (Gomes), Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos), Luke Banda (Napsa Stars), Kebson Kamanga (Nkwazi), Dominic Chanda (Circuit City)


Boyd Musonda (Zanaco), Harrison Chisala (Nkana), Linos Makwaza jr (Power Dynamos), Satty Phiri (Circuit City), Musonda Siame (Lumwana), Lameck Banda, Edward Tembo (Zesco United), Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors), Austin Banda (Napsa Stars), Chrispin Sakulanda (Red Arrows)


Happy Nsofwa (Lumwana), Joseph Phiri (Red Arrows), Stephen Banda (MUZA Academy), Davy Daka (Power Dynamos), Theophilus Kasonde (Paramilitary), Bwalya Chella (Young Buffaloes), Benson Kolala (Nhanga Rangers)



  1. c says:

    thats the way to ba coach

  2. chris says:

    tthats the way to go ba coach

  3. chris says:

    thats the way to go ba coach

  4. Mubemube says:

    Needed professionals
    Mweene( U20 GK)
    Gampani Lungu
    Enock Mwepu
    Edward Chilufya
    Kenneth Kalunga
    Emmanuel Banda
    Patson Daka
    Fashion Sakala
    Francisco Mwepu
    Mutanya (USA)

  5. peter banda says:

    Provisional squad it is…please don’t disturb players that permanently feature for the senior team like DAKA PATSON, MWEPU ENOCK, SUPER COP SHONGA ETC….Let us build a bigger pool of players that can compete for National team selection and goal should be World Cup Qualification….

  6. Daniel says:

    Good call ups

  7. GSK11 says:

    When Beston is around there’s hope!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    The final squad will have: Mangani, solomon sakala, nyondo, mayembe, chiluya, lameck, Emmanuel banda, daka,mwepu,fashion sakala, boyd musonda,

  9. popo says:

    too many foreign players in killing bola pa Zed

  10. konto says:

    uniform style of play and the number of foreign players must be minimized to improve soccer.

  11. Pundit says:

    There is a chisenga in England championship central defender Beston pliz check him .
    People is Shonga eligible for the under23??
    What about Spencer Sautu from green eagles?

  12. Anonymous says:

    This is only for under 23 not over 23,shonger might be over 23

  13. Anonymous says:

    Shonga is a very good striker but is over age

  14. Anonymous says:

    We will see what Beston chambeshi and musonda will do,let they will select prayers on merit

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