Wedson Nyirenda turns to Sakuwaha and Lwipa
Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda has recalled veterans Jonas Sakuwaha and Ignitious Lwipa to the national soccer team.
In announcing a 28 man local team that will go in camp this Sunday, FAZ included 33 year old Sakuwaha and 31 year old Lwipa.
Sakuwaha who has had a more colorful career to-date having played for Zesco United, Lorient FC (France), Al Hilal (Sudan), TP Mazembe (DRC) and now Buildcon, last played for Chipolopolo in 2013.
He was part of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winning side and has also won the CAF Confederations Cup and CAF Super Cup and was also part of the 2013 Afcon team.
Lwipa on the other hand last featured for Zambia in 2007 and remains one of the talents that just did not thrive.
The Nakambala Leopards striker has scored one goal this season.
With Collins Mbesuma only returning from injury, Winstone Kalengo no longer making the headlines in Congo and Turkey based Evans Kangwa having an indifferent season, it is clear that Wada Wada is feeling the pressure as to who will lead the line for Chipolopolo in the upcoming Africa Cup qualifier.
There is a also a call up for midfielder Godfrey Ngwenya who has made a good start to the season at Power Dynamos.
Zambia is scheduled to play Mozambique on June 13 in an Africa Cup qualifier while the CHAN qualifier for Kenya 2018 is set on the weekend of July 14-16.
GOALKEEPERS: Jacob Banda (Zesco United), Racha Kola (Zanaco), Kelvin Malunga (Nkana), Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos)
DEFENDERS: Ziyo Tembo, George Chilufya, Taonga Bwembya (all Zanaco), Billy Mutale (Power Dynamos), Fackson Kapumbu, Simon Silwimba (Zesco United), Isaac Samukompa (Nchanga Rangers), Mumbi Mweene (Green Buffaloes),
MIDFIELDERS: Stanley Nshimbi (Red Arrows), Kondwani Mtonga , Mischeck Chaila, John Ching’andu (Zesco United), Mwila Phiri (Green Eagles), Clatous Chama (Lusaka Dynamos), Richard Kasonde, Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco), Fwayo Tembo, Godfrey Ngwenya (Power Dynamos)
STRIKERS: Jonas Sakuwaha (Buildcon), Ignatius Lwipa (Nakambala Leopards), Ronald Kampamba (Nkana), Chitiya Mususu (Napsa Stars), Justin Shonga (Nkwazi), Davie Daka (Zesco United)
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