Fashion racing against Alteza and Chisamba for a starting place
Chipolopolo Boys coach Wedson Nyirenda is set to make one change from the side which started against Algeria in North Africa, the ZamFoot Crew can exclusively reveal.
And the ZamFoot Crew understands that Wada Wada will go for the traditional 4-4-2 formation against the Super Eagles on Saturday in a mouthwatering Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
The outspoken coach is set to recall Russian based winger Fashion Sakala to the starting line-up.
The 20 year old winger cum striker returns to the side after serving his suspension.
The Chipolopolo no.10 is set to start at the expense of Zanaco’s hardworking Ernest ‘Altezza’ Mbewe.
With main striker Brian ‘The Hammer’ Mwila missing his third competitive qualifier in the last four fixtures through injury, Justin ‘Sharp Shooter’ Shonga is likely to partner fit-again Patson Daka in attack.
On the other flank it will be Augustine Mulenga who is slowly becoming an assist king.
Though he failed to stamp his authority against Algeria, teenage midfielder Enock ‘Computer’ Mwepu will get the nod ahead of the experienced Chisamba Lungu.
Zesco United’s Kondwani Mtonga will be stationed in front of the back four to thwart the threat of John Mikel Obi and co.
The back line picks itself with Ziyo Tembo and Stopilla Sunzu in central defence while Fackson Kapumbu and Simon Silwimba as full backs.
Kennedy Mweene will be in goal.
Ideally, Zambia might be more stable with a three man midfield.
Mwepu in a free role at the top of the triangle with Chisamba and Mtonga at the base but Wada Wada has shown that he prefers a twin strike force.
ZamFoot Crew’s Chimuka Hampango is banking on the Zanaco duo to start
“I think he will still go with Algeria formation. Ernest ‘Alteza’ Mbewe starting ahead of Chisamba Lungu then Fashion Sakala and Patson Daka partnering in attack.
“This is a game which requires players with a high work rate like Ernest Mbewe and Augustine Mulenga bring. Then Fashion Sakala’s individual brilliance going forward.
“That’s the discipline Numba Mumamba (Zanaco coach) brought in the Zanaco players. Augustine and Ernest have just about tye best work-rate on the flanks in the country. They drop to defend and run into attack with pace,” Chimuka concluded
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