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CHIPOLOPOLO HOST MALAWI IN MICHO’S FIRST MATCH IN CHARGE

Zambia host Malawi at Lusaka’s Nkoloma Stadium on Thursday afternoon in an international friendly.

The match between the regional rivals will be new Chipolopolo Boys coach Micho’s first match in charge for Zambia.

Zambia and Malawi are using this match to prepare for next month African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Botswana and Burkina Faso respectively.

“With the highest degree of respect we want to thank our brothers from Malawi for accepting to playing a friendly match here to help them prepare for Burkina Faso and for us prepare for Botswana,” Micho said in a pre-match briefing.

“It is of mutual interest that in tomorrow’s (Thursday) match that we have an extremely competitive game to tell us where we are in our initial position.”

He added: “We have 35 local players preparing for CHAN and I would like to say that this match is not an intention to underrate our opponents. We remember at Cosafa we drew 2-2 but beat them on penalties and matches against Malawi have always been football thrillers and we expect a football thriller tomorrow.”

“We have left out some of the players in our team who have played too much football like Zanaco who have played in the Confederation Cup and Zesco who have played CAF champions league or teams that have played too much competitive games will not play tomorrow,” he said.

Kickoff for today’s game is at 15:00 hours with charges pegged at K20 open wing while VIP will draw a K100 fee.

PROVISIONAL SQUAD

(GOALKEEPERS)
Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Jackson Kakunta, Lawrence Mulenga (Power Dynamos), Lameck Siame (Kabwe Warriors), Allan Chibwe (Nkana)

(DEFENDERS)
Adrian Chama, Clement Mwape, Mwila Phiri, Simon Silwimba (All Zesco United), Dominic Chanda, Zachariah Chilongoshi (both Kabwe Warriors), Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Luka Banda, Luka Ng’uni (both Napsa Stars), Gift Zulu, Lyson Thole (both Nkana), Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos)

(MIDFIELDERS)

Patrick Gondwe (Nkana), Gozon Mutale (Green Eagles), Charles Zulu, Kelvin Kapumbu (both Zanaco), Leonard Mulenga, Robin Siame (both Green Buffaloes), Chaniza Zulu (Lumwana), Rally Bwalya, Kennedy Musonda (both Power Dynamos), Amity Shamende (Green Eagles), Bruce Musakanya (Red Arrows), Webster Muzaza (Forest Rangers)

(STRIKERS)
Collins Sikombe (Napsa Stars), Emmanuel Chabula (Nkwazi), Francisco Mwepu (Red Arrows), Kelvin Mubanga (Nkana), Tapson Kaseba (Green Eagles), Jimmy Ndhlovu (Kabwe Warriors)

 

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