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Chilufya, Kangwa summoned for Burundi clash

Zambia U20 national team Assistant Coach Charles Bwale has roped in two more foreign based players to his squad for the Niger 2019 U20 AFCON qualifier against Burundi. The two are Israeli based Klings Kangwa and 2017 U20 AFCON winner Edward Chilufya.

The number of foreign based players is now four which is two more than there was during the lead up to the match against Rwanda. Lifumpa Mwandwe and Mwiya Malumo also make a return to the squad.

The team enters residential camp on Sunday 17th June, 2018 in Lusaka and may play some international friendly matches before facing Burundi on July 14 in Lusaka and July 21 in Ngozi. Winner over two legs will qualify to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.



Prince Bwalya (Green Buffaloes), Flobby Mashakalati (Circuit City), Derrick Sichangwa (Mufulira Police)


Benson Kolala (Nchanga Rangers), Jonathan Kapelembe (Romeki FC), Kingsley Hakwiya (Dream Factory), Christopher Katongo (Kasama United), Justin Mwanza (Young Nkana), Kunda Musonda (Ndola United), Benjamin Phiri (Gomes)


Obino Chisala (Happy Hearts), Muma Mumba (Green Eagles), Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors), Victor Mubanga (Lumwana Radiants), Thomas Zulu (Kafue Celtic), Chanda Mukuka (Gomes), Boston Banda (Circuit City), Albert Kangwanda (Red Arrows), Prince Shipota (Prison Leopards), Lifumpa Mwandwe (Shrewsbury Town U18), Oliver Lumbiya (Young Nkana), Kings Kangwa (Hapoel Be’ersheva U19)


James Chilimina (Chirundu), Lameck Banda (Zesco United), Martin Njobvu (Nchanga Rangers), Mwiya Malumo (Wigan Athletic), Edward Chilufya (Djurgardens), Francisco Mwepu (Kafue Celtic)


14 Comments to Chilufya, Kangwa summoned for Burundi clash

  1. Kasama Boy says:

    Ba kalamba ba Andrew Kamanga and your FAZ, please learn to take all of these game seriously.

    You say the U20 will enter camp on this day and they may play some International Friendly matches, but which ones? Is not clear and knowing your FAZ nothing like that is going to happen.

    Here is a piece of advise from Sabata for free.

    There are at present a lot of players from West Africa, East Africa, Zimbabwe and from Congo plying their trade in Zambia with local clubs.

    So why look elsewhere for international friendlies when you can form international teams within Zambia?

    Invite players from East Africa (Burundi, Rwanda, and Kenya) who are based in Zambia, pay them a participation fee, and let them form a local legion, to play the U20. Or as the case may be in future, to play the U 23 or even the National Team. To make this team exciting, you could let soccer fans especially ZAMFOOT bloggers select a coach and name a player for each position and have these games on the Copperbelt or Midlands. Again to make it more exciting let them play in places like Livingstone, Mongu, Kasama, Mansa, Solwezi et, where soccer fans hardly see their National Team.

    Since we are playing Burundi, select East Africans, in future when we date a team from West Africa, prepare with a select side from the the West African legion, when we play Zimbabwe, South Africa or Namibia, we play a select legion from this region. For Congo, Congo DR and Cameroun playing 2 or 3 games against the talented legion of the Walter Binene’s, Mbombo and other local stars from our neigbouring country would give you the best preparatory game to confidently face teams from these countries.

    I think this would work out better than preparing against Kabwe Warriors and City of Lusaka. Besides what happened to the “All Stars Vs the Rest?” preparatory games that used to take place on selected stadia on the Copperbelt and in Midlands? Can’t these be revised as an un-biased selection of National Team players?

    • Big Steve 4rm SA says:

      @Kasama Boy your heart is in the right place but I have to say that such a plan could never in a million years achieve what the whole point of a friendly is meant to achieve. Friendlies are not just about having a soccer match, its about developing quality of play by building cohesion, systems, partnerships and this can only be achieved by playing against organized teams, in this case other national teams or clubs.

      Gathering a group of players, bunching them together and making a team and then getting them to play your national team is ultimately useless to your national team but good for the bunched up team because for them they will be playing against an organized team. It will not develop your national team lads in anyway except for them to have fun against mostly amateurs.

      I agree with you that FAZ is failing us when it comes to arranging of friendlies but lets be stead fast in demanding quality friendlies that will challenge our boys and not play into FAZ hands by accepting for our national team to play non-competitive friendlies.

    • Lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

      Who will force their clubs to release them?? Let the team play Zesco, Nkana and Power senior teams and that is that

  2. discipline says:

    Chikasama,you have brains very good ideal seriously.

  3. Nostra says:

    @Kasama Boys, that’s brilliant. Unfortunately, our FAZ leadership ukuyumfwa…

  4. Tony says:

    Why damiano kola is not part of this under twenty team..

  5. Slim says:

    Who is Damiano Kola. Where did he get the experience from. If he is that good, write to FAZ about him. It is so sad when deserving boys are left out of youth squads. Why is this trend so prevalent in Zambian football? Is it corruption associated with marketing of preferred players?! Look at how Spencer Sautu is being ignored for selection to Chipos. Kamanga pliz deal with this nonsense

  6. BYONKABYO says:

    Honestly you leave Spencer sautu out of the squad pick chabula Emmanuel put him on the bench throughout the tournament what logic is it

  7. BYONKABYO says:

    This u20 Zambian team seem to be good but the coaching bench is it capable of bringing glory?

  8. Neutral says:

    Burundi clash will be tough coz they are using grandfathers.

    Players should aim at finishing off the fixture here than wait for thuggery and intimidation in Burundi.

    Unlike Rwanda who are civilised, those guys will try hard to indimidate our boys.

  9. abram says:

    Prosper chiluya should have been included.

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