Zambia face Tanzania test in Cosafa semis
Zambia and Tanzania battle it out in the Cosafa Cup semi final on Wednesday afternoon with kickoff slated at 16h45.
Chipolopolo Boys coach Wedson Nyirenda will be wary of the Taifa Stars who stunned host South Africa in the quarter finals with a 1-0 win.
While the defeat to Mozambique is still fresh, Nyirenda’s boys atleast managed to silence the critics with a 2-1 win over Botswana in the quarter finals.
Upfront, Wada Wada has the trio Chitiya Mususu from Napsa Stars, and scorers in the quarter finals Justin Shonga and Brian Mwila of Nkwazi and Green Buffaloes at his disposal.
Mwila has been in rich vein of form for both club and country and is likely to start while it’s between Mususu and Shonga to win the right to partner him.
On the flanks Mike Katiba and Mwansa Nsofwa are set to continue with Diamond Chikwekwe pairing Jack Chirwa in central midfield.
Godfrey Ngwenya and Sikombe are options from the bench. Sikombe has arguably been one of the best attacking midfielders in the league this season.
Allan Chibwe who saved a penalty kick against Botswana will get the nod in goal.
The partnership of Webster Mulenga and Isaac Shamujompa in central defence is set to continue with skipper Donashamo Malama and Lawrence Chungu at right and full back respectively.
Zambia Probable XI v Tanzania: 16. Allan Chibwe -15. Donashamo Malama, 20. Webster Mulenga, 21. Isaac Shamujompa, 3. Lawrence Chungu – 17. Mike Katiba, 19. Jack Chirwa, 10. Diamond Chikwekwe, 11. Nsofwa Mwansa – 12. Justin Shonga, 22. Brian Mwila
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