U20 AFCON: Zambia resume preps in Lusaka
The Zambia U20 national team has resumed preparations for the February 2017 Zambia Africa Junior Championship to be played in Lusaka and Ndola.
The Best on Chambeshi coached side who warmed up for the tournament by grabbing gold at the regional Cosafa U20 tournament have camped in Lusaka as they start the final leg of preparations.
Chambeshi has called most of the players that traveled to South Africa for the Cosafa with the exception of goalkeeper Dominic Nzala and defender Moses Nyondo who gave been left out.
Defender Boyd Mkandawire who has been capped at senior level bounces back after missing the tournament due to injury while most players who were part of the squad before it was trimmed for the Cosafa tournament have been recalled to camp.
These include Tresford Mulenga, Boston Muchindu, Jonathan Daka, Leonard Mulenga, Stephen Chulu, Patrick Ngoma and Obed Masumbuko.
Zambia is in group A with Egypt, Guinea, and Mali.
They just need to be one of the top two finishers in the group to pick a spot at the U20 World Cup later this year.
GOALKEEPERS: Mangani Banda (Zanaco), Tresford Mulenga (Kabwe Warriors), Samson Banda (Zesco United).
DEFENDERS: Shemmy Mayembe (Zesco United), Boyd Mkandawire (Napsa Stars), Prosper Chilufya (Kafue Celtic), Boston Muchindu (Young Nkana), Sydney Phiri (Gomes), Jonathan Daka (Lumwana Radiants), Solomon Sakala (Kabwe Warriors).
MIDFILDERS: Linos Makwaza Jr (Young Power Dynamos), Leonard Mulenga and Boyd Musonda (both Zanaco), Enock Mwepu (Napsa Stars), Stephen Chulu (Kabwe Warriors), Chrispin Sakulanda (Mufulira Wanderers), Kenneth Kalunga (Ikast FS, Denmark)
STRIKERS: Patrick Ngoma (Red Arrows), Patson Daka (Austria), Obed Masumbuko (Lumwana Radiants), Fashionn Sakala Jnr (Zanaco), Joseph Phiri (Red Arrows), Happy Nsofwa (Mufulira Wanderers), Benson Chali (Forest Rangers), Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos)
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