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Mutapa trims Zambia U17 squad to 24

Zambian U17 national team coach Oswald Mutapa has trimmed his provisional squad to 24 players ahead of the 2018 Cosafa U17 Championship to be played in Mauritius.

The 24 were named after undergoing MRI scanning in Lusaka.

Mutapa is expected to further trim his squad to 20 before the team leaves for the regional tournament.

Zambia return to Mauritius as defending champions of the Cosafa U17 championship having lifted the trophy in the same country last year.

Zambia is in Group B alongside South Africa, Lesotho and Mozambique.

Winners of the 2018 edition of the Cosafa championship in Mauritius will automatically qualify for the Tanzania 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

FULL PROVISIONAL SQUAD

(GOALKEEPERS)

Jonathan Phiri (Kabwata Dynamos), Iford Mwale (Vector FC), Phillip Malunga (Blue Bullets)

(DEFENDERS)

Billy Maipenzi (Shamuel Soccer Academy), Brian Phiri (Young Kafue Celtic), Morgan Botha (Lusaka Sporting Academy), Avram Rodgers (Kabitaka Stars), Vincent Chate, Luckson Tembo (Free State Stars), Bisalom Mwanza, Benson Simwanda (Chiparamba Academy)

(MIDFIELDER)

Kelvin Mwanza (Muza Academy), Alex Mwiinga (Kascol Rangers), Peter Chikola (Garden Youth Academy), Bernard Bwalya (Vector), Lasmond Phiri (Blaze Sporting Academy), Daniel Tembo (Young Kafue Celtic), Mathews Mutale (Chawama United)

(STRIKERS)

Enock Sakala (Young Zesco United), Vincent Kalinda (Chama Young Stars), Stephen Mungomena (Kabangwe Academy), Richard Ngoma (Chiparamba Academy), Toffee Musariri (Young Lusaka Dynamos), Collins Tembo (Vector FC)

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