Thursday, July 25, 2024

FIFA U20 World Cup: Zambia name two debutants for Costa Rica

Zambia Under twenty national team coach Beston Chambeshi has made three changes to the team that will face Costa Rica in the final group match of the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup.

Chambeshi will give debut appearances to Boston Muchindu and Ngosa Sunzu who are both new entrants to the team that won the U20 Africa Cup.

It is a forced change for Muchindu as he replaces suspended skipper Solomon Sakala.

Ngosa Sunzu comes in for Emmanuel Banda. The highly rated midfielder who plays in Israel is a graduate of the U17 national team that made a debut appearance at the U17 Africa Cup two years.

He is the young brother of Stopilla Sunzu who play in the Russian top flight league.

Red hot striker Patson Daka returns to the starting line-up ahead of Conlyde Luchanga.

Daka was the game changer for Zambia against Iran when he came on at half time.

He conceded the penalty that gifted Iran the second goal but was in the thick of things as Zambia fought from behind to win 4 – 2.

He scored a cracking goal to add his name to the score sheet.

Mangani Banda captains the team today.

FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
Group C match

Zambia v Costa Rica

Zambia Starting XI: Mangani Banda (1), Moses Nyondo (2), Prosper Chiluya (3), Boston Muchindu (6), Fashion Sakala (10), Enock Mwepu (11), Shemmy Mayembe (13), Edward Chilufya (14), Ngosa Sunzu (19), Patson Daka (20), Boyd Musonda (21).

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