Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Injuries rock Chipolopolo squad ahead of CHAN qualifier

The Zambia national team is facing and injury crisis with six players on the mend ahead of Saturday’s must win Rwanda CHAN qualifier against Namibia.

Striker Jimmy Ndhlovu, Shadreck Malambo and Justine Zulu have been ruled out of the game while Allan Mukuka, Christopher Munthali and Boyd Mkandawire are a doubt for the match.

Coach George Lwandamina has called Festus Mbewe to replace Ndhlovu. Mbewe has been in good form at Arrows scoring five goals coupled with some good all round play.

Napsa Stars midfielder Seith Sakala who has spent the better part of the year attached to a team in Israel and Mufulira Wanderers Jacob Ngulube have also received call ups to beef up the squad.

Namibia arrive in the country at 13:15hrs today.

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  1. The only real blow is Munthali, Allan Mukuka and Boyd Mkandawire. The rest are easy replacements. If Lubambo is playing then Mukuka is covered. Kapumbu is Rock Solid at left back I think better than Mbola. Munthali has matured and is now rated above Bronson and I don’t know who will fit in his shoes, may be we bring versatile Kondwani to fill in the blank file. Iv not watched Buchizya Mfune in defensive midfield may be he can come to the party. Allan Kamwanga jr, I’m mot sure his strength may be he could oso be key. Let’s wait and see.

  2. these idiots creates unnecessary players crisis because of their poor team selection. there is quality in zambia but those ones who are picking are blind.

  3. i agree with luapula boy namibia wil also com with a defensive game 2 hold us 4 them 2 qualify, at this moment we dont hv shape strikers who can give us goals. wishng our chipololo 2 quarify even if we dont hv a qualified coach, coz chan is 4 developmental.

  4. we are trouble with these injuries more especialy that we dont hv a qulified coach who can read the game, coz u wil see it on satarday ilwandamina wil go with 2 holding mildfielders instead of using an atacking game plan,

  5. we are tired of faling 2 beat minows like namibia, malawi & guinea bissau coy if cant win these minows dont think of wining a major trophys at caf level.

  6. @ Tc China is actually a high profile league and Joseph musonda ain’t good enough to play there. Demba Ba and robinho have moved to China so has pulinho of Tottenham. This is not a league for jokers.

    • That’s true John, China is getting better, but until they start getting fresh talents before it is worn out, will not be be elite. All those players are not in the form they once were, but its the names.

  7. Whether fully fit or injured we can’t tell the difference! How can blind man lead his fellow blind men? Total madness at it’s best!

  8. we need a coach who can take Zambia 2 the 2018 fifa w/cup, Coaches like {Geoges Leekens, Belgium}, {paul put, Belgium}, {fredrick antonetti, France}, {Michel Dussuyer, France}, {Paulo Campos, Brazil}, {Marcos Paqueta, Brazil}, {Ruud Krol, Holland}, {Emanuel Jose, Portugal}, {Milovan Rajevac, Serbia}, {Hassan Shehata, Egypt} {Sabli Lamouchi, France}, Etc.

  9. Demba Ba scored 24 goals in 44 matches for Besiktas which is a ratio of 1 in 2 matches. That’s a phenomenal return by any standards. Apart from Ba, Mohammed Sissoko, ex Liverpool and Juventus, and Tim Cahill, ex Everton, have also become Sunzu’s team mates at Shanghai Shenhua

  10. The problem with the so called football experts on ZAMFOOT,they dont read,research before commenting on issues.The Chinese league is as tough as any league in Europe.Ask Drogba!

  11. What Zambia National Team Is Going Normal,blamin Kalusha Is Unfair,zambia Is Goin Through A Phase Just Like Other Countries Like Brazil,south Africa And Nigeria.Av Sports Pychology People.

  12. From load-shading 2 football-shading why on earth r we playin 4rm nkoloma wen we hv these new stadiums. I think we need an international football freeze ( like wage freeze) so tht we concentrate on supportin mighty mufulira wanderers.

  13. people those big coaches you keep on floating for chipolopolo job are just too big for us,as in money wise we cannot affored them and in those injuries only Munthali,Allasn will be missed as in the later has also improved compared with Malama who seem not to improved despite being offered numerous playing oppotunities.

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