Vandenbroeck set to hand Kalaba the armband
Zambian legend Rainford Kalaba is set to return the Chipolopolo armband ahead of bookmakers favourite Kennedy Mweene, the ZamFoot Crew understands.
While Chipolopolo Boys coach Sven Vandenbroeck has been tight limped with his final decisions, the ZamFoot Crew can exclusively reveal that the TP Mazembe midfielder has won the race to reclaim the armband which was handed to him former Chipolopolo Boys coach Honour Janza after Stoppila Sunzu declined it.
Kalaba became the permanent Chipolopolo captain towards the end of 2014 and captained the team at the 2015 African Cup of Nations, and despite Janza leaving his post, both George Lwandamina and Wedson Nyirenda maintained him until the latter axed him and was replaced by now Saudi Arabian based Ziyo Tembo.
“Kennedy [Mweene] has a slim chance but the coach doesn’t want to change to much. So [Rainford] Kalaba might return,” a ZamFoot Crew insider said.
“But don’t be shocked if the armband goes to Mweene or [Nathan] Sinkala especially if you guys publish it,” the source joked.
According to a ZamFoot Crew survey, most Chipolopolo faithful prefer the Sundowns goalkeeper over Kalaba to the lead the Chipolopolo against Namibia.
Vandenbroeck is set to hold team briefing at around 11h00 and that is when he will inform the team about his decisions.
The 38 year old has already showed that he is not scared to make big decisions after he sent Emmanuel Mbola packing for breaching camp rules.
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