Mwepu completes Wada’s squad in Ghana as Chilufya is ruled out
Zambia U20 star midfielder Edward Chilufya will not be part of the Zambia national team that will play Nigeria on Saturday.
The Sweden based attacker failed to secure a visa as he is still working on his work permit.
The pulling out of the 18 year old implies that Wedson Nyirenda will be without three of the players he called to camp after striker Brian Mwila and another U20 midfielder Emmanuel Banda pulled out due to injury.
Meanwhile, all the players expected at the Chipolopolo camp in Accra Ghana have arrived except for Patson Daka who will join the team in Nigeria.
Austria based Mwepu was the last to join camp on Tuesday after skipper Kennedy Mweene joined camp on Monday evening.
Salzburg striker Patson Daka who picked a knock over the weekend stayed back in Austria to be observed by the club’s medical team but will fly straight Nigeria on Wednesday.
Nyirenda will be sweating on the fitness on the 18 year old UEFA Youth Cup winner as he is expected to lead the line against the Super Eagles.
Zambia go into the match needing an outright win to have a chance of qualifying to the 2018 Russia World Cup.
The Chipolopolo play Nigeria on Saturday 7th October in Uyo.
Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns-RSA), Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos)
Simon Silwimba, Fackson Kapumbu (both Zesco United), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Stoppilla Sunzu (Arsenal Tula -Russia), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco), Isaac Shamujompa (Power Dynamos)
Chisamba Lungu (Alanyaspor-Turkey), Donashano Malama (Nkana), Kondwani Mtonga, Misheck Chaila (both Zesco United), Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco), Enock Mwepu (FC Liefering), John Ching’andu (Zesco United), Roderick Kabwe (Cape Town Ajax), Ernest Mbewe (Zanaco)
Justin Shonga (Orlando Pirates), Fashion Sakala (Spartak Moscow), Alex Ng’onga (Power Dynamos), Patson Daka (Red Bull Salzburg-Austria)
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