Saturday, June 22, 2024

Budo, Siakombo dropped as Grant names final team for World Cup qualifiers  

Chipolopolo Boys head coach Avram Grant has named  Avram Grant has named his final 24 member squad ahead of Friday’s Group E FIFA World Cup qualifier against Morocco in Agadir.

Leicester City striker Patson Daka leads the squad that has made the cut for the trip to North Africa. 

Other notable players in the squad include Klings Kangwa, Frankie Musonda, Kennedy Musonda, and Stophila Sunzu. 

Nchanga Rangers goalkeeper Victor Chabu, Power Dynamos midfielder Joshua Mutale and Napsa Stars’ Luka Banda have failed to make the cut. 

The team has since left for Morocco ahead of the match via a chartered flight. 

Zambia plays Morocco on Friday in a Group E tussle before the Chipolopolo host Tanzania on Tuesday afternoon in Ndola.

Zambia are currently second in group E after beating Congo Brazzaville 4-2 on Match Day one before losing 2-1 to Niger on Match Day 2. 

Winners of each Group will automatically qualify for the FIFA World Cup™ 2026. 

The four best runners-up (from the Groups) will play in a CAF Play-Off tournament. 

The winner of the CAF Play-Off Tournament will play in the FIFA Play-off Tournament.

Aaron Mubanga
Aaron Mubanga
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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