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‘Dependable’ Mwila faces a late fitness test

Zambian striker Brian ‘The Hammer’ Mwila is doubt for Tuesday’s Group B Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria.

The prolific striker limped off the Chipolopolo Boys’ final training session on Monday night.

The 23 year injured his ankle in the home tie on Saturday as he powered in the second goal in goal mouth scramble.

The Platinum Stars striker has been in terrific form for Zambia making his debut in friendly match against Gabon.

The former Green Buffaloes striker has gone to hit 7 goals in 8 games.

The burly striker got his debut goal against South Africa in the 2-1 win in a friendly. His other goals came against Botswana and Tanzania at the Cosafa Cup though he failed to find the back of net in final against Zimbabwe.

There was also goals in both ties of the first round of the CHAN qualifier against Swaziland.

Despite having notched in 5 goals in 6 games, many were not convinced as the CHAN and COSAFA games are rated as either B or C grade fixtures.

When he hit that brace at Heroes Stadium then comparison started against some of the former Chipolopolo greats like Kelvin Mutale, Dennis Lota, Collins Mbesuma and Christopher Katongo.

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And that scoring spree hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Chipolopolo Boys coach Wedson Nyirenda has already described him one of the dependable members of the team while in some quarters, he is seen as the improved version former striker Jacob Mulenga.

“I think that has brought some worries into the team. Brian [Mwila] has been dependable,” Nyirenda said.

“So that knock if it doesn’t clear by tomorrow [Tuesday] morning then it will be big setback,” adds Nyirenda.

Should he fail a fitness test then Wada Wada will have to choose between  Justin Shonga and Alex Ng’onga.

Mwila was spotted by Ndola United in Samfta before Green Buffaloes snatched him

Shonga has also been in devastating form and scored a brace at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium a fortnight in a win over South Africa.

“But I think we have a plan B. Then we have Justin [Shonga] and Bazo…[Alex] Ng’onga. The replacement is usually there.

Meanwhile there are no injury fears for Stopilla Sunzu as Russian based defender came through the final session unscathed.

A win for Zambia will take the Chipolopolo to 7 points, three off leaders Nigeria.


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11 Comments to ‘Dependable’ Mwila faces a late fitness test

  1. Mark c says:

    The race is not yet over Zambia still have hope to make it for Russia self believe and confidence the boys can surprise Algeria.
    Algeria is beatable.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Check your records.Sly long advised the coaches to consider Brain Mwila for national duty.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The hammer?

  4. GSK11 says:

    The hammer??

  5. Big Steve 4rm SA says:

    This boy has really sprung out of nowhere. I’m guessing he will set the PSL on fire as soon as he acclimatizes to the league.

    I hope he passes his fitness test for tonights game, we cant afford losing another big game player after losing Fashion. We need all the fire power we have to beat Algeria. They have nothing to lose now and so will play with completely no pressure on their shoulders.

  6. Hope he recovers before the game.

  7. Yebo says:

    Was he spotted by ndola united or lime hotspurs. Which is which?

  8. All the best chipolopolo.Our defence should improved Sunzu and Ziyo should be a bit fast to react.

  9. stevo says:

    I just hope he passes the fitness test other wise it wills be tricky

  10. Don says:

    I it would be nice to hear that he’s passed the late fitness ttest, he’s that kind of a striker who just want a quality cross n he’s ready to do his thing. All the best guys !

  11. How’s Brians condition now Zamfoot, any news from the national team medics?.

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