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Zambia U20 squad off to FIFA World Cup, as outstanding dues are cleared

The Zambia U20 national team left Lusaka for Spain on Friday evening ahead of the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup tournament to be staged in South Korea.

The U20 African champions left at 21:30 aboard Emirates Airlines to start a one week conditioning camp in which will see them play a series of friendly games before they leave for Korea.

Coach Beston Chambeshi named his final 21 man squad on Friday but he only left with 19 players as Fashion Sakala and Patson Daka will only join the team next week to complete the squad.

The team had set up base in Spain prior to the Africa Cup of Nations final which they won on return.

And the Football Association of Zambia confirmed that the players were paid their outstanding dues before departure for the World Cup.

The players walked away with approximately USD 7,000.00.

Chambeshi’s lads have been placed in Group C where they will come up against Portugal, Iran and Costa Rica.

The opening match for Zambia is on May 21 at the Jeju World Cup Stadium against Portugal.



Mangani Banda (Zanaco), Samson Banda (Zesco United), James Phiri (Lusaka Dynamos).


Moses Nyondo (Nkana), Edward Tembo (Gomes), Prosper Chiluya (Lumwana Radiants), Solomon Sakala (Napsa Stars), Shemmy Mayembe (Zesco United), Benson Chali (Forest Rangers), Boston Muchindu (Nkana).


Ngosa Sunzu (Hapoel Rana’ana, Israel), Musonda Siame (Kafue Celtic), Harrison Chisala (Nkana), Fashion Sakala (Spartak Moscow, Russia), Enock Mwepu (Napsa Stars), Emmanuel Banda (Esmoritz, Portugal), Kenneth Kalunga (IFS, Denmark), Boyd Musonda (Zanaco)


Conlyde Luchanga (Lusaka Dynamos), Edward Chilufya (Mphande Youth Academy), Patson Daka (FC Liefering)

10 Comments to Zambia U20 squad off to FIFA World Cup, as outstanding dues are cleared

  1. TC soccerman says:

    Good luck to the young men, we will be rooting for them.

  2. Zambian Buffalo says:

    All the best boys, we are behind you.

  3. Don says:

    Go well fellows n best of luck.

  4. Ku says:

    Zambia! Will see what we can do. Blessed.

  5. Neutral says:

    Learn to read in full. Y write already paid money?

  6. Don says:

    Ba FAZ , no more drama with the lads please .Let them focus with the job at hand.

  7. serenje says:

    patience. We shall be watching

  8. Logic says:

    Go and conquer the world lads! We will be with you all the way. #BolanaLesa

  9. kamwa says:

    So some players like Mumba Mwape have given way to Sunzu in U20 World Cup bound team, who else has been dropped?

  10. Brighton Lishandu says:

    all the best young chipolopolo we ar all behind u you never walk alone

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