Micho reinforces CHAN Squad
Chipolopolo coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has re-enforced his squad ahead of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament with Green Eagles shot-stopper Allan Chibwe and Zesco United defender Fackson Kapumbu among the latest call ups to complete his final tournament pieces.
More players are expected to join camp in Yaoundé after having featured for their clubs in CAF engagements.
Luka Banda (Napsa Stars), Amity Shamende (Green Eagles) and Harrison Chisala (Nkana) will link up with the Chipolopolo in Yaoundé before heading to Limbe where Zambia will be based for the tournament.
Other set to join the team in Cameroon Kelvin Kampamba (Zesco) and Pride Mwansa (Nkwazi) who had remained behind to complete pre-tournament formalities.
Zambia is in Yaoundé where the team is participating in a pre-CHAN tournament and have so played against Niger and Uganda drawing 3-3 and losing 2-0 respectively.
The final group game at the pre-CHAN tournament will be played today (Thursday) against Cameroon.
Zambia is in Group D alongside Tanzania, Guinea and Namibia and will be based in Limbe.
The Cameroon 2020 CHAN (staged in 2021) will take place from January 16 to February 8.
Zambia opens its account on January 19 against Tanzania at the Stade de Limbe/Buea before facing Guinea four days later. The final group match will be on January 27 against Namibia.
Sixteen African nations will be in Cameroon for the tournament exclusively held for players playing their trade in domestic leagues on the continent.
Allan Chibwe (Green Eagles), Lameck Siame (Kabwe Warriors), Patrick Chooma (KYSA), Patrick Nyirenda (Nchanga Rangers), Charles Kalumba (Prison Leopards)
Clement Mulashi, Adrian Chama, Fackson Kapumbu (all Zesco United), Golden Mafwenta (Buildcon), Dominic Chanda (Kabwe Warriors), Kondwani Chiboni, Zachariah Chilongoshi (both Power Dynamos), Benedict Chepeshi (Red Arrows), Luka Banda (Napsa Stars), Pride Mwansa (Nkwazi)
Benson Sakala, Spencer Sautu, Chaniza Zulu (all Power Dynamos), Albert Kangwanda, Kelvin Kapumbu (both Zanaco), Leonard Mulenga, Jackson Chirwa (both Green Buffaloes), Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Collins Sikombe (Lusaka Dynamos), Bruce Musakanya, Kelvin Mubanga (both Zesco United), Amity Shamende (Green Eagles), Harrison Chisala (Nkana), Jonathan Munalula (Forest Rangers)
Moses Phiri (Zanaco), Emmanuel Chabula (Lusaka Dynamos), Friday Samu (Green Buffaloes).
NOTE: In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, CAF has allowed teams to register 33 players for the tournament instead of the requisite 23.
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