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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)

22 Comments to Wedson Nyirenda turns to Sakuwaha and Lwipa

  1. Chindika Popeye Ng'uni says:

    Very poor front line

  2. 1king jazzi says:

    Please corrupt Nyirenda,this guy is finished!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Lusanga says:


  4. nshikuta bwali says:

    @1king jazz.coaches can make players rediscover their foam

  5. Goodwells Ngámbi says:

    Sate sate and Jackson Mwanza are my best alternative.

    • Billy says:

      They are both not good. We dont have strikers in Zambia at the moment. It’s better to turn to U-20 strikers for world cup and afcon 2019 qualifiers, Fashion Sakala and Patson Daka can do the job. As for CHAN, its ok to use these finished players.

  6. sade says:

    I do agree with Zamfoot that Wada Wada is feeling the pressure as to who will lead the frontline,however i believe for CHAN Sate Sate,Jackson Mwanza,Chitiya Mususu,John Changandu and even Felix Nyaende/conyland Luchanga should be given a chance besides the league has started there should be some budding talent out there.

  7. Suzgo says:

    WADA does the guy have a goal? Is his goal to ever qualify for major tourney 5 years from now? I believe any player above 28 shouldn’t be part of the national team setup as such have little time to feature prior to retirement..,.Its better to start building and grooming current U20 now..

  8. Chinyonge says:

    jst call Aaron katebe and christopher munthali these are good defenders

  9. Logic says:

    1 step forward 5 steps backwards

  10. Logic says:

    Such player selection is why many people advocate for foreign coaches…this decision baffles the hell out of me

  11. Egwugwu says:

    Lwipa has not been playing for some time ,I dont think it a right call .This coach also is sick mwe.

  12. Ba Zambia says:

    Felix Nyaenda should be on that list,and our coaches must learn to convert players from mid field to up front or vice versa.Lets try Lazarous Kambole upfont and bring Kapumbu in mid field. Suggestion.

  13. mbita says:

    Let us not only condemn the wada but suggest those we fill can deliver in CHAN. We are good at condemning …but I feel providing solutions is the best for now

  14. Tindi says:

    Martin phiri, kambole, Jackson Mwanza, nyaende, can make good strikers.

  15. Discipline says:

    Wada Wada has also started ukufulungana Jonas and Lwipa sure these people just want us to die of heart attack

  16. richpopo says:

    ba coach pliz call back munthali,katebe,jackson mwanza,l kambole,spencer sautu,b musakanya,luchanga pa bench nd sate,

  17. serenje says:

    cast the net wide especially in rural areas

  18. STUMPY says:

    useless just like kamanga

  19. The senior team is not convincing I’m looking forward to seeing chipolopolo fly the flag high.
    we shall never stop wishing you good luck

    come rain come sunshine its chipolopolo all the way.

  20. Tony mash says:

    Jonas and lipwa inclusion its act of desperation. Shocking news

  21. General says:

    Call chamanga James and also Spencer sautu. Include under 20 strikers.

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