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Micho makes five changes as Moses Phiri and Brian Mwila partner upfront

Chipolopolo boss Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has made five changes to the team that suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Lesotho for this afternoons’ clash against Eswatini.

Buildcon striker Brian Mwila and the 2020/2021 Super League golden boot winner Moses ‘the Moses of our time’ Phiri start up front in place of Justin Shonga and Gamphani Lungu who drop to the bench.

Dominic Chanda takes up the place of Adrian Chama while Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba is replaced by Zachariah Chilongoshi who will play at left-back with Rodrick Kabwe going up on the wing.

The Serbian gaffer has maintained the midfield partnership of Benson Sakala and Salulani Phiri. Simon Silwimba takes up  Chepeshi’s place at right-back while Augustine Mulenga again starts on the right-wing.

Zambia desperately needs a win this afternoon to keep their semifinal hopes alive. The Copper Bullets succumbed to a 2-1 loss at the hands of Lesotho in their opening game on Thursday.

The 2021 Cosafa Cup has two groups of five teams with the top two teams qualifying for the semifinals.

Zambia is the defending Champions having won their fifth title in 2019 under Aggrey Chiyangi. Zimbabwe is the record winner with six titles.

COSAFA 2021 DIARY

Eswatini Vs Zambia

Venue: Wolfson Stadium

Kickoff: 15:00 hours

STARTING XI

Zambia

16. Kennedy Mweene ©, 2. Simon Silwimba, 15. Zachariah Chilongoshi, 5. Dominic Chanda, 14. Kabaso Chongo, 6. Benson Sakala, 8. Salulani Phiri, 13. Roderick Kabwe, 17. Augustine Mulenga, 9. Brian Mwila, 11. Moses Phiri

SUBSTITUTES
1. Gregory Sanjase, 3. Benedict Chepeshi, 4. Adrian Chama, 7. Kelvin Kampamba, 10. Gamphani Lungu, 12. Justin Shonga, 18. Felix Bulaya, 19. Isaac Shamujompa, 20. Spencer Sautu

 

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16 Comments to Micho makes five changes as Moses Phiri and Brian Mwila partner upfront

  1. Tony mash says:

    Its good to make changes, but you have to communicate nicely with the players you dropped.

  2. Chocho says:

    Still no play maker in the midfield. This man is struggling with formats.

  3. Positive Thinking says:

    He didn’t carry a playmaker. That left wing was leaking crosses, both goals came from a run that started in the middle and drifted to the left side of defense. Both goals were because the midfielders let it happen and the left back watched this kid drift by. Won’t even go into Chongos inability to read the runs of the striker in the middle. The guy is a liability in that center back position. Bring back Sunzu for crying out loud and stop this experiment that fails to yield results.

  4. Chocho says:

    And we losing today

  5. Tony mash says:

    Whats the score line ..i left nil all in first half

  6. Positive Thinking says:

    Eswatini up 1-0

  7. Chocho says:

    Salulani Phiri and Kabwe are not creating anything for the strikers. We are going out of this cosafa.

  8. Positive Thinking says:

    But why isn’t there any updates? Isn’t this on tv ku Zed? Or do we just not care about COSAFA? Anyway, this performance is truly disappointing. Zambia has really got problems.

  9. Chocho says:

    Zambia has lost 1-Nil. This man should pack back home. Let Mutapa finish the other two games.

  10. Positive Thinking says:

    I don’t know mwe. I’ve always tried to see the positive, but losing to teams like Lesotho and Eswatini is a clear indication that this coach will not get us to the World Cup. I know he is missing some critical talent like Daka, Mwepu, Cletous Chama, who are difference makers, but this…smdh. If you can’t get points off teams like Lesotho and Eswatini then you can’t qualify for anything.

  11. Tony mash says:

    I had an opportunity to watch kabaso chongo he is good. Minister of defence thats why he is the only centre back playing for a big club. His ball distribution is good and very comfortable on the ball.

  12. Boy says:

    He is not a centre back kabaso is the weakest link in that defence…go watch highlights of the game no defense positioning he is a right back in mazembe he plays the same position tony mash u don’t look at a defender by his ability of passing thats a midfielders job a defender is seen with his defensive capability..n plz tell ba faz fire this coach its game over before u get more embarrasement…

  13. Positive Thinking says:

    Tony Mash, when I think of Kabaso Chongo I recall that failed bicycle kick that lead to some team equalizing against Zambia. Also if you see the second goal for Lesotho; the guy was totally not tracking the runner. We need better.

  14. Tony mash says:

    Disastor to zambia football..

  15. Boy says:

    Tell micho to put this team and he will win..4-4-2 formation..
    mweene
    Kabaso. D.chanda. A.chama. Chiluya

    Sautu. Mumba
    Mulenga. Kabwe
    Lungu. Shonga

  16. Chocho says:

    Shonga is never featured at Cape Town city. How do we expect him to be our Saviour? Salulani is in the National Division. Kabwe’s team was leligated(not sure of spelling).

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