Saturday, June 22, 2024

Chiluya set to earn Chipolopolo debut…as Chilongoshi, Thandi Mwape misses Algeria clash through suspension

On loan Red Arrows left-back Prosper Chiluya is set to earn his Chipolopolo debut in Thursday’s Cameroon 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Algeria.

Chiluya will get a nod following the suspension of left-back Zachariah Chilongoshi and central defender Tandi Mwape.

Chilongoshi was sent off in the CHAN tournament quarter-final clash against Morocco.

With the defensive duo out of the tie, Micho will have to reshuffle his backline.

At right-back, Micho has three options with Lubambo Musonda favorite to start ahead of Benedict Chepeshi and the more defensive Clement Mwape.

Adrian Chama is expected to partner the returning prodigal son Kabaso Chongo in central defense while Chiluya will deputize at left-back.

Should the Kafue Celtic left-back impress against the North Africans on Thursday, then he is likely to keep Chilongoshi on the bench on Monday in Harare against Zimbabwe.

The Chiluya and Chilongoshi rivalry is being renewed on the international scene after the pair battled it out for the left-back role at Kabwe Warriors two seasons ago.

Chiluya was part of the Zambia Under-20 which triumphed on home soil in 2017.

South African-based midfielder Rodrick Kabwe is another option at left-back for Micho.

In goal, Cyril Mwenya Chibwe is expected to get the nod ahead of Allan Chibwe

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  1. Team is a big problem in zambia. The coach put sululani phiri on standby. Waiting for activation. Prosper chiluya emerged from nowhere. Why do these coaches create unnecessary criss. Emmanuel banda. Edward chilufiya. Mwape musonda. Charles zulu. And sululani phiri should have been called up to avoid experiments

  2. Micho our coach please don’t experiment ,Chiluya is too you for that game .
    Wonder why sunzu was left and kapumbu fuckson

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