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Senegal U23 AFCON: Simukonda name strong squad for Tunisia

Zambia Under-23 coach has named a strong starting line up with ten players having been capped at senior level except for centre back cum midfielder Benson Sakala.

From the ten, only two are yet to feature for the Chipolopolo in a competitive game. Goalkeeper and captain Toaster Nsabata has been a fringe player and made his senior bow in that friendly match against Shinji Kagawa’s Japan in May 2014.

10 players with full caps starts
The other player yet to play a competitive game is Kayawe Kapota but he has featured in friendly matches.

The quintuple Felix Chepeshi, Boyd M’kandawire, Paul Katema, Jack Chirwa and Conlyde Luchanga all featured in Zambia’s recent pre-World Cup qualifier against Sudan at Levy Mwanawasa.

Midfielder Spencer Sautu, who also played at Levy Stadium a fortnight ago together with Egyptian based duo Sate Sate Kampamba and Patrick Ngoma were part of the Chipolopolo squad at the African Cup of Nations earlier in the year. Lubambo Musonda who will join the squad on Tuesday is the other player.


With Chipolopolo head coach George Lwandamina part of the bench comprising of Tenant Chilumba and Simukonda, they have gone with almost the tactics employed by the senior team with 4-2-3-1 formation.

Ngoma, Sate Sate and Sautu are likely to play behind Luchanga it could have been better with the latter on the right while Sautu moves in the hole with Sate Sate as a lone striker.

The move to play Sate Sate as a no.10 flopped at the African Cup of Nations.

Jack Chirwa and Katema will be the holding midfielders with the former the pivot while Katema will be the box to box.

Zambia U23
v Tunisia: Nsabata (c) – Chepeshi, Kayawe, Sakala, M’kandawire -Sautu, Katema, J.Chirwa, Patrick Ngoma – Sate Sate, Conlyde Luchanga

31 Comments to Senegal U23 AFCON: Simukonda name strong squad for Tunisia

  1. Sobongo says:

    What time is kick off & what’s the link for Internet live streaming please?
    This diaspora crap suck in moments like this. Anyways, Go Boys,Fight & CONQUER!!!

  2. Ba Zambia says:

    The first game will kick off at 18:00 hrs Zambian time while ours at 20:00 hrs and both games will be on SS 5 and Select.

    • Billy says:

      First game starts at 17:00hrs and NOT 18:00hr. Its actually starting now. Teams are just coming onto the pitch. You will miss it papa.

  3. sasa says:

    we are chipolopolo Go Zambia gooooooooooaaaaaaalllll!

  4. Ba Zambia says:

    It is good we going to the tournament as under dogs the time they will see our strength is in knock out stages.

  5. F-15 says:

    ba zambia. zamfoot legend, good to hear from you

  6. D4 says:

    Go Zambia Go! This tactic to feature these boys in the senior Chipolopolo. Now we are reaping the fruits at under 23 level. It just shows you how much depth and future that the Chipolopolo has. Good work Zambia. We must send a very strong message to the other members of the group. We wish the team all the best and score good success!

  7. Wesu Nandibo says:

    South Down already after a good start!

  8. Wesu Nandibo says:

    Unbelievable 2:0

  9. DISCIPLINE says:

    These aba sene sene do not watch football like it is not host playing only kalu and some caf officials and the senegalese vice as spectators.South should have buried those early chances.

  10. DNA says:

    What About Subs Wa Zamfoot?

  11. 40′ senegal 2 – 1 rsa

  12. sly says:

    The S.A and Senegal encounter is coming to the halftime closure. How would rate Zambia’s chance against these two sides supposing all of the three sides will have a full quota of their squads in both encounters?

  13. sade says:

    Ba zamfoot at nkana sate date excelled as number 10 when he partnered kangwa.I think he just needs a good understanding n they can click

  14. Watch Over says:

    55 minutes played Senegal 2 Southafrica 1

  15. Go Zambia.Butcher and mince them.

  16. Don says:

    Sen 3 – SA 1.

  17. Zedian says:

    Go Zambia Go today is your day young Chipolopolo

  18. Sibs says:

    RSA have a good team can’t believe they losing 3-1. These Senegalese will tough to beat at home.
    We need a win against Tunisia. Every team in a Group with the host are normally “screwed” according to the Mexican senior Coach who came to RSA for the W.C in 2010. The other 3 teams have to fight for only one spot.

  19. Anonymous says:

    any predictions.zam tun? proud zambian from from west.

  20. Billy says:

    Game over: Senegal 3:1 South Africa

  21. sly says:

    If the boys are beaten it will be a let down on the side of the players. Surely, the Zambia midfield could prove too strong for the two opponents that played in the opening game.Tunisia as well, will find it difficult if their midfield is more or less like what S.A And Senegal presented in their encounter.

  22. man Link says:

    go chipo gooooooooooo.

  23. CRESPO says:

    Tun 1-0 zam 5min

  24. ba zmfoot wat are the latest scores on zambia-tunisia game?

  25. Kalampa 4 Lyf says:

    Zambia is going to perform wonders at this tournament.

  26. Anonymous says:

    It wasn’t just our lucky day! Very unfortunate we lost!! Thumbs up to the lads, they played well. Go Zambia Go

  27. solet says:

    we had a good game but shud improve on striking force

  28. Anonymous says:

    When i told people before the game that the small boys will be beaten by Tunisia, i was told off. They are just there to make up the numbers!

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