Zambia U20 clinch friendlies with Barca, Athletico and Real Madrid
The Zambia U20 national team will tomorrow leave for Spain where they will play friendly games with youth side of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletico Madrid.
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga confirmed that the squad will extend its current camp to Europe to prepare adequately for the U20 Africa Cup of Nations that will be played in Zambia.
The Beston Chambeshi coached side is also expected to play another international friendly with South Africa on February 8th.
The squad which has now been trimmed to 22 has been training at Sunset stadium but will today move to Heroes Stadium where they will play all their group games in the competition 26th February to 12th March.
Zambia play Guinea in the opening match of the tournament which scheduled to start at 15h00 at the National Heroes Stadium.
The second match of the tournament between Egypt and Mali will also be played at the same venue at 18h00 on the same day.
On 27 February, action shifts to the Copperbelt city of Ndola where Senegal will face Sudan in a Group B opener at 15h00 followed by the match between South Africa and Cameroon at 18h00.
The two teams that will top each group get an automatic qualification to the FIFA U20 World Cup that will be played in South Korea later this year.
List of players travelling to Spain
Goalkeepers: Mangani Banda, James Phiri, Samson Banda
Defenders: Shemmy Mayembe, Prosper Chilufya, Edward Tembo, Moses Nyondo, Solomon Sakala, Benson Chali, Sydney Phiri
Midfielders: Boyd Musonda, Enock Mwepu, Harrison Musonda, Linos Makwaza, Chrispin Sakulnda, Kenneth Kalunga, Musonda Siame
Strikers: Patson Daka, Fashion Sakala, Joseph Phiri, Edward Chilufya, Happy Nsofwa
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