Saturday, July 13, 2024

Enock Sakala Jnr’s COSAFA Omission explained 

The Second highest goalscorer in the just ended MTN Super League Enock Sakala Jnr has been left out of the final squad for the 2024 COSAFA much to the annoyance of the fans. 

However the ZamFoot Crew understands that the ZESCO United forward was not dropped but excused. 

According to a ZamFoot Crew source the reason is his pending move to the Egyptian Premier League. 

Sakala is all set to sign for Egyptian top-flight club Future FC following his heroics for ZESCO United which saw him score 12 goals and help them to qualify for the CAF confederation Cup. 

The former Zambia U17 forward is expected to sign a three-year deal with Future until 2027.

COSAFA team Head Coach Chisi Mbewe yesterday named his 23-man  squad for the 2024 COSAFA Cup set for Gqeberha from June 26-July 7.

Mbewe will lead the Chipolopolo to battle in South Africa after the Under-20 coach was named for the regional assignment. 

Chipolopolo will open their Group B campaign with a match against  guests Kenya on 27 June at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium before entertaining arch-rivals Zimbabwe in a Group B tussle at Wolfson stadium on 30 June. 

Their final group involvement will be against Comoros on 2 July.

FINAL SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

Victor Chabu (Nchanga Rangers), Willard Mwanza (Power Dynamos), Charles Kalumba (Red Arrows)

DEFENDERS

Mathews Chabala (ZESCO United), Killian Kanguluma (Kabwe Warriors), Chitoshi Chinga, Mathews Banda (both Nkana FC), Brian Chilimina (Red Arrows), John Chishimba (ZESCO United), Owen Mwamba (Mufulira Wanderers), Zachariah Chilongoshi (NAPSA Stars)

MIDFIELDERS

Dickson Chapa (NAPSA Stars), Frederick Mulambia, Austin Muwowo (both Power Dynamos), Abraham Siankombo, Kelvin Kapumbu, David Simukonda (All ZESCO United), Owen Tembo (Power Dynamos), Saddam Yusuf Phiri (Red Arrows)

STRIKERS

Albert Kangwanda (Al Hilal-Sudan), Andrew Phiri (FC MUZA), Jimmy Mukeya (Kansanshi Dynamos), Ricky Banda (Red Arrows)

Aaron Mubanga
Aaron Mubangahttps://zambianfootball.co.zm
Aaron Mubanga is a qualified Environmental Health Technologist| Editor in Chief of Zambia's biggest all local football website ZamFoot| Player manager for Copper Queens duo of Barbra Banda and Evarine Susan Katongo |Brand Ambassador for Betway|Talent Scout| Women's Football Ambassador| Blogger | Football Writer|

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