2020 U-17 COSAFA: Rickson Ng’ambi and Sabobo lead Zambia’s attack
Zambia U-17 Men’s national team head coach George Chilufya has named a strong starting XI for this afternoon’s clash against the Comoros Islands in the ongoing 2020 COSAFA Men’s Under-17 Championship.
Zambia who is the defending Champions will be looking to open their campaign on a good note as they aim to defend the title they won in Malawi last year.
Last year’s joint-top goalscorer, Rickson Ng’ambi leads the attack together with Julius Kumwenda and teenage sensation Joseph ‘Sabobo’ Banda.
Chilufya has maintained last year’s central defensive partnership of Skipper Miguel Chaiwa and Onesimus Chipango with Lombe Mutale and Teddy Khumalo on either side as Erick Makungu start between the sticks.
In the early kick-off of Group B, Malawi and Botswana played out to a 2-2 draw.
The top two teams in each pool advance to the semifinals, while the two finalists will qualify for the 2021 Africa Under-17 Cup of Nations that is scheduled to be played in Morocco.
Zambia XI Vs Comoros
Erick Makungu 16, Lombe Mutale 2, Teddy Khumalo 3, Miguel Changa Chaiwa (C) 4, Onesimus Chipango 5, Dominic Kanda 6, Charles Mumba Majapa 8, Richard Ngoma 10, Rickson N’gambi 9, Joseph Sabobo Banda 11, Julius Kumwenda 17
Charles Njobvu 1, Frank Chileshe 7, Benjamin Chisala 8, Aaron Phiri 12, Ricky Chanda 13, Christopher Musonda 15, Brian Mate 18, Sekanji Siame 19, Thomas Mwambazi 20
Kickoff is at 1530hours
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