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Comoros v Zambia Build Up: Lameck ‘The Beast’ Banda to join Daka & Lubambo in attack

Lameck Banda of Zambia (9) celebrates scoring a goal during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Zambia and Lesotho held at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia on 23 March 2023 ©BackpagePix

Italy based winger Lameck ‘The Beast’ Banda is expected to start in Saturday’s CAF 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros.

With Fashion Sakala suspended for the tie in Moroni, the 22 year old Lecce forward will join skipper Lubambo Musonda and Patson Daka in an attack.

The pacy and powerful winger has featured in all the five matches in this campaign.

He started the match day 1 defeat to Ivory Coast and 2-0 victory over Lesotho on match day 4.

His memorable outing was the 3-1 victory over Lesotho in which he came off the bench to score a brace in front of the home fans in Ndola.

In Zambia’s last qualifier [ 3-1 win over Ivory Coast], Banda was an 89th minute substitute.

While Daka is yet to feature for Leicester City Football Club this season, Banda has started in every one of his side’s first three Serie A matches, providing 2 assists already.

Lubambo is yet to start at match at his new club in Denmark.

The other option for Zambia coach Avram Grant is either to bring Swedish based winger Edward ‘Tiger’ Chilufya or Simba’s Clatous Chama in the starting line up.

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