Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Isaac Chansa, Christopher Katongo bounce back

Chipolopolo coach George Lwandamina has included Isaac Chansa and Christopher Katongo to the Chipololo squad that will go in camp to prepare for the team’s next assignments.

Clarifying the position on the two players who were influential in helping the Chipolopolo reach the quarter finals of the 2016 Rwanda CHAN tournament but where omitted on the team list released last week, Lwandamina said the two were part of the team and the only inclusion was Jacob Ngulube of Nkana.

Lwandamina clarified that the team called is not the final team for the Cosafa Castle Cup tournament.

On reports that he had distanced himself from the team called last week, Lwandamina said that the role of selecting national team players is his sole responsibility.

He added that the role of the Technical committee at the Football Association of Zambia is to advise the coach on players but the final decision to pick players lies with the National team Head coach.

He also stated the final team for the Cosafa tournament will be released later.

The national team will go in residential camp on May 1.

Chipolopolo squad called to camp

Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda (Zesco United), Danny Munyao (Red Arrows), Racha Kola (Zanaco);

Defenders: Boyd Mkandawire (Napsa Stars), Benedict Chepeshi (Red Arrows), Dauti Musekwa (Zesco United), Buchizya Mfune (Green Buffaloes), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), George Chilufya (Zanaco);

Midfielders: Jack Chirwa (Green Buffaloes), Donashano Malama (Nkana), Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Salulani Phiri (Zanaco), Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Charles Zulu (Zanaco), Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles), Mwila Phiri (Green Eagles), Clatous Chama (Zesco United); Isaac Chansa (Zanaco), Jacob Mgulube (Nkana)

Strikers: Adamson Mulawo (Green Eagles), Festus Mbewe (Red Arrows), Patson Daka (Power Dynamos), Conlyde Luchanga (Lusaka Dynamos), Christopher Katongo (Green Buffaloes)

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25 Comments

  1. wonderful coach for telling us that u choose players for yourself. Becoz most pipo here, hv attacked kalu, of choosing players for u in da past.

    • And I was one of them…am looking for consistency in the coach going forward and players rewarded on merit…hence in the next major assigment I want to see Mbola in the team for the player has grown in statue with admirable knowledge of the game; If not I will again begin to wonder what our coach wants in a player therefore evoking the ‘other interests’ argument as to who really chooses the team!

  2. George said he has the sole responsibility of choosing players for the national team, “unlike what used to happen in the past”

  3. This tournament is for players like walter bwalya,conlady luchanga and the rest of young players.we need to expose young player at this tournament,players like christopher katongo and isaac chansa should be not in this team our FA presdent should be proactive in things like this

  4. I wonder what qualities the coach looks for in a player if players like Patson can be chosen ahead of walter Bwalya.what has Walter done to Lwandamina? Has he insulted his mother or something?Pantu takwaba ,the young man deserves a call up at least.Pliz ba coach Swallow your pride and call the man.

  5. On the issue of patson daka he should not be picked on merit they what to build him future that young has talent.. Renard used to call a defender , goal keeper, midfielder and a striker from under 20 team . But this myopic coach opted to call . Mufune, chama, musekiwa on expense of young stars …

  6. Give To Chance To Walter Bwalya Coach Pliz, If U Truly Ment To Build And Establish Young Prayers, Why Cant We Have Fresh Legs W/fresh Blood In De National Team? I Dont Rily Think Zat Our Curent Coach Deserve To Given A Pen On Paper, As For Me I Wud Say No? Bcoz He Lwandamina Has Nt Proven Enough To De Soccer Lovin People Of Zambia! He May Hav Proven To His Club Zesco, But Heee… Zats Club Level Too Diferent To Compared To De National Level. One Of His Failure Z De Selectiom Prayers, Were Activ Talentd Young Prayers Ar Left And Yet Claimin Zat It Z Duty In Seleting Prayers? If So Mr Coach, Let Prayers B Selectd On Merit Nt On Their Namez. Honestly We Hav Seen Prayer Cald To De National Wth A Vry Minimal Perfomance Why Cant De Same Hapen To Munthali Bcoz De Man Was Stil Trainin Wth De Club Dspite Being On Suspension? Good Lucky To All Of U,

  7. Kuwayawayafye bring someone outside zed have lost confidence ukulamonafye useless players being called no wander our players are not in europe

  8. Fackson kapumbu ! The guy to lol out for ! He is a strong left full back more like Joseph Musonda , helps in the attached ( modern football) takes free kicks and scores , takes penalties , if it’s crosses We can’t even mention it!! What wrong has he done ? He is young and strong ! He plays continental football with his club Zanaco !! Ba coach you have selected left full backs who actually don’t help in those areas but jugs defending !! That it self is gone in modern football u need utility players like danashano Malama , strong right back as well as defensive midfielder ! Please ba coach look into this issue for fackson kapumbu !!!

  9. I’m surprised that people do not know that Walter can’t be called to the national team because he is Congolese?

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