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Mumamba drafts in Edward Chilufya in Cosafa Squad

Tiger against South Africa in a pre-tournament friendly

Swedish based winger Edward ‘Tiger’ Chilufya has been drafted in the Zambia Under-20 squad.

The 18 year old is replacing the midfielder Niza Simutenda who out with a fractured radius.

Though he is yet to make his senior bow for Djugardens and, the right footed winger is highly rated and has is part of the fabulous five – Fashion Sakala, Enock Mwepu, Patson Daka and Emmanuel Banda from the all conquering class of ’17 which reached the quarter finals at the World Cup.

He joins midfielder cum defender Ngosa Sunzu as the most experienced players in the side.

Chilufya was on unused substitute in Zambia’s home tie against Cameroon in the Russia World Cup qualifier.

Zambia are the defending Champions

Zambia is hosting the regional COSAFA tournament in Kitwe.

They open their campaign against the Ugandans at the Arthur Davies Stadium on December 6, before a clash with Malawi at the same venue two days later.

The African champions will close their pool play with a fixture against Swaziland at the Nkana Stadium on December 11, with just the top team in each group advancing to the semifinals, along with the best-placed runner-up.

FULL TEAM

GOALKEEPERS – Prince Bwalya (Green Buffaloes), Daniel Sikanyika (Lusaka Dynamos), Jackson Kakunta (Red Arrows Football Club)

DEFENDERS –Kingsley Hakwiya (Dream Factory Academy) Andrew Phiri (Kafue Celtic), Jonathan Kapelembe (Romeki FC), Victor Kasokola (KOnkola Blades), Ngosa Sunzu (Napsa Stars), Justin Mwanza (Young Nkana)

 MIDFIELDERS – Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors), Clinton Lubula (Kabwata Dynamos), Chanda Mukuka (Gomes FC), Edward Chilufya (Djurgardens), Benson Kolala (Nchanga Rangers Football Club), Musonda Kalale (Chambishi Metals), Muma Mumba (Zamcoal Diggers), Godfrey Chanda (Green Buffaloes)

STRIKERS – Lameck Banda (Nkwazi), Martin Njobvu (Nchanga Rangers), Francisco Mwepu (Chambishi Metals)

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