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Kalaba out of Egypt friendly as Chipolopolo arrive in Dubai

Chipolopolo captain Rainford Kalaba has been ruled out of Sunday’s friendly match between Zambia and Egypt.

Kalaba was not part of the team that touched down this morning in Dubai at the Dubai International Airport at 06:15 hours local time as he is reported to have a family bereavement.

The four Power Dynamos players who were not released by the club did not make the trip to Dubai as well.

Lubambo Musonda who plays in Armenia will join the squad later today.

19 players made the trip for the friendly which will be played on Sunday.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Kennedy Mweene, Jacob Banda

Defenders: Donashano Malama, Buchizya Mfune, Boyd Mkandawire, Daudi Musekwa, Kapota Kayawe, Benedict Chepeshi, Solomon Sakala, Stoppila Sunzu

Midfielders: Nathan Sinkala, Chisamba Lungu, Jackson Chirwa, Spencer Sautu, Paul Katema, Solomon Sakala

Strikers: Festus Mbewe, Collins Mbesuma, Winstone Kalengo.

CORRECTION: Kalengo is part of the team in Dubai.

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  1. Too bad for Kalaba.
    And then whats going on with the other players? Is it another case of shambolic travel arrangements or what?

  2. Only Kalaba has been excused so he can attend the funeral of his grandfather. Lubambo is expected to join the squad today in UAE.

    Zambia’s Chipolopolo Arrive in Dubai for Egypt Friendly
    FAZ media reports that Chipolopolo has arrived in Dubai enroute to Abu Dhabi for Sunday’s international friendly match against Egypt.
    Below is the FAZ report
    The Zambia National soccer team has safely arrived in the United Arab Emirates. Chipolopolo touched down at the Dubai International Airport at 06:15 hours local time. (04:15 Zambian time).From the airport the team took a ninty minutes drive by bus to the capital city, Abu Dhabi which is 150 kilometers north of Dubai City.
    The team has been accommodated at the five star Grand Millenium Hotel which is in the central business district of the capital.
    Chipolopolo are in the middle east for an international friendly match against Egypt on Sunday October 11.
    A total of 18 players have made the trip to the Emirates.
    Lubambo Musonda is expected to join the team by the end of the day. Skipper Rainford Kalaba did not make the trip as he has been excused from camp to give jim time to attend the funeral of his grand father in Mufulira.
    Full squad,
    Kennedy Mweene, Jacob Banda, Donashano Malama, Buchizya Mfune, Boyd Mkandawire, Daudi Musekwa, Kapota Kayawe Benedict Chepeshi, Solomon Sakala,Stoppila Sunzu, Nathan Sinkala, Chisamba Lungu, Collins Mbesuma, Jackson Chirwa, Winston Kalengo Spencer Sautu, Paul Katema,Solomon Sakala and Festus Mbewe.

  3. Where is the match going to take place,Dubai or Abu Dhabi,i really want to give my boys support. I’m in Abu Dhabi . Salem!Salem to all

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