ZESCO United midfielder Kelvin Kapumbu will lead the Chipolopolo Boys this evening when they take on Malawi in their opening game of the 2023 COSAFA Championship.
The defending Champions start their Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup title defence this evening when they face off with the Flames in a Group B clash at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban at 18h00.
Kapumbu will captain Zambia B as he starts in his defensive midfield role as a protector of the back four.
New Chipolopolo first choice goalkeeper Lawrence Mulenga starts between the sticks with Benedict Chepeshi, Killian Kanguluma, Aaron Katebe and John Chishimba making up the back four.
Mufulira Wanderers’ Patson Kwataime and Fredrick Mulambia will partner Kapumbu in Midfield.
2022 COSAFA Championship player of the tournament Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba will operate from the wings with Golden Mashata while Forest Rangers man Wisdom Libamba Moyela leads the attack.
Moses Sichone is spoilt for choice on the bench with players like Albert Kangwanda, John Kosamu, Harry Milanzi Jnr, Joshua ‘Budo’ Mutale and Andrew Phiri available to come on as game changers.
Zambia is in Group B and after this game, they face Comoros on Sunday and will conclude their group fixtures with a tie against Seychelles on Tuesday.
Chipolopolo Starting XI against Malawi :16. Lawrence Mulenga 🧤, 3. Benedict Chepeshi, 4. Killian Kanguluma 5. Aaron Katebe, 7. Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba, 10. Golden Mashata, 13. John Chishimba, 14. Patson Kwataime, 15. Kelvin Kapumbu ©, 19. Fredrick Mulambia, 22. Wisdom Moyela Libamba
Substitutes Bench: 1. Francis Mwansa 🧤, 2. Pride Mwansa, 6. Oliver Lumbiya, 8. John Kosamu, 9. Andrew Phiri, 11. Albert Kangwanda, 12. Harry Milanzi Jnr, 17. Joshua ‘Budo’ Mutale, 18. Victor Chabu 🧤, 20. Abraham Siankombo, 21. Mathews Chabala, 23. Samson Mkandawire