Friday, July 19, 2024

Grant snubs in-form Fashion Sakala for World Cup qualifiers 

Chipolopolo Boys coach Avram Grant has snubbed Fashion Sakala from his squad for back to back World Cup qualifiers.

The 27 year old has scored 18 goals for Al Feiha in the Saudi Pro League. 

Tanzania based forward Clatous Chama will also not be part of the squad. Veteran defender Kabaso Chongo has been recalled. 

Italy based Lameck Banda who is on the books of Lecce misses out due to injury after undergoing surgery while Clatous Chama also misses out after coming off an injury. 

The 27-member squad that will be further trimmed is expected to have an international camp preceding the monumental fixtures.

Zambia lies second on the log with the same points with log leaders Morocco who have a healthier goal difference while Niger is third with the same tally.

Zambia will face Morocco in Agadir on June 7 before facing Tanzania in Ndola five days later. 

Goalkeepers:

Charles Kalumba (Red Arrows)

Lawrence Mulenga (Power Dynamos)

Victor Chabu (Nchanga Rangers)

Toaster Nsabata (Zesco United)

Defenders:

Tandi Mwape (Zesco United)

Kabaso Chongo (Kabwe Warriors)

Killian Kanguluma (Kabwe Warriors)

Stopilla Sunzu (Cangzhou Lions, , China)

Gift Mphande (Hapoel Rishon LeZion, , Israel)

Luka Banda (Napsa Stars)

Frankie Musonda (AYR United  Scotland)

Midfielders:

Benson Sakala (FK Mlada Boleslav, , Czech)

Miguel Chaiwa (FC Schaffhausen, , Switzerland)

Obino Chisala (Costa dodo Sol-Mozambique)

Lubambo Musonda (Silkeborg IF, , Denmark)

Abraham Siankombo (Zesco United)

Kelvin Kapumbu (Zesco United)

Emmanuel Banda (Rijeka, , Croatia)

Kings Kangwa (Club Kortrijk, , Belgium)

Joshua Mutale (Power Dynamos)

Kelvin Kampamba (Al Nasr Benghazi-Libya)

Gamphani Lungu (SuperSport United-South Africa)

Forwards: Patson Daka (Leicester City, , England), Evans Kangwa (Shanghai Shenhua, China), Kingston Mutandwa (Cagliari, Italy)

Edward Chilufya (Midtjlland, Denmark)

Kennedy Musonda (Young Africans, Tanzania)

Aaron Mubanga
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3 Comments

  1. You don’t leave in form strikers out. Fashion Sakala is the most in form Zambian player abroad, this makes zero sense. Also, if these guys play the way did at AFCON then…awe katwishi

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