Wada Wada to switch from 4-1-3-2 to 4-2-3-1 against Cameroon
Chipolopolo Boys coach Wedson ‘Wada Wada’ Nyirenda is set to ditch the formation he used against Nigeria to a more balanced and cautious one against Cameroon for this Saturday’s crunch Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
And Zambianfootball.co.zm can exclusively reveal that Wada Wada is set to make 2-3 changes from the team which lost at home to Nigeria.
“Going by the way the team lined up on Thursday, it’s looks like Ziyo (Tembo) and Kondwani (Mtonga) will definitely start,” Henri Aboubakar, a ZamFoot Crew’s West African correspondent said
This means that Zanaco captain Ziyo Tembo will come in for Adrian Chama who had a poor game against Nigeria while Kondwani, who replaced Chama in the same game, is set to start in midfield and not in central defence.
The back four is expected to have Kabaso Chongo, Ziyo, Sunzu and Fackson Kampumbu while Kondwani will partner Nathan Sinkala in midfield.
The front four picks itself with Rainford Kalaba in the hole while Chisamba Lungu and Fwayo Tembo are expected to be the wide men.
“Seems like the coach is showing a lot of Faith in Evans Kangwa and one of the front players might just make way for him in the starting line up,” Aboubakar added.
Upfront South African based hitman Collins Mbesuma is likely to start as a lone striker.
On the goalkeeping situation, Aboubakar said ‘you can’t just throw away all the experience Mweene has unless if you have a better option.’
Well, it’s done Kennedy Mweene will be between the posts as the challenger Jacob ‘Spiderboy’ Banda will continue in his role as the deputy.
Zambia Probable XI: 16. Kennedy Mweene – 12. Kabaso Chongo, 2. Ziyo Tembo, 13. Stopilla Sunzu, 3. Fackson Kampumbu – 19. Nathan Sinkala, 15. Kondwani Mtonga – 10. Fwayo Tembo, 17. Rainford Kalaba, 11. Chisamba Lungu – 9. Collins Mbesuma
From Nigeria game: Adrian Chama will start on the bench while injured Winstone Kalengo was left behind.
Wildcard: Don’t be shocked if you see Evans Kangwa start.
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