Saturday, March 25, 2023

Patson Daka and Fashion Sakala lead Chipolopolo final squad

United Kingdom based duo of Patson Daka and Fashion Sakala Jnr leads coach Avram Grant’s squad for the back to back AFCON qualifiers against Lesotho. 


Leicester City

Grant has named a 27 member strong squad to face the Likuena in the two important matches. 

The Leicester City star and the FC Rangers in-form attacker are expected to lead the attack in both matches. 

Midfielders Klings Kangwa, Emmanuel Banda and Clatous Chota Chama have also made the cut. 

Atletico Lusaka youngster Teddy Kumalo, Red Arrows striker Joseph Phiri and Mighty Mufulira Wanderers midfielder Patson Kwataime have also been included in the final squad.

Former Kaizer Chiefs forward Lazarus Kambole and Power Dynamos defender Aaron Katebe have returned to the national team set up after three and eight year absences. 

The biggest absence is Simba SC striker Moses Phiri who has managed 15 goals for the Tanzanian outfit in all Competitions. 

Zambia will  host Lesotho on Thursday, March 23 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola in an 18:00 hours kickoff, before facing the Likuena at Dobsonville Stadium in Johannesburg three days later in the reverse fixture.

Tickets for the March 23 encounter have since gone on sale and are being sold at K50 North and South Wing, K100 East Wing, K150 West (Lower and Upper) Wings and K200 VVIP at CompuTicket in all Shoprite stores countrywide.



Allan Chibwe (Forest Rangers), Lawrence Mulenga (Power Dynamos), Toaster Nsabata (Sekhukhune United)


Benedict Chepeshi (Red Arrows), Dominic Chanda (Kabwe Warriors), Teddy Kumalo (Atletico Lusaka), Aaron Katebe (Power Dynamos), Rodrick Kabwe (Sekhukhune United), Frankie Chisenga Musonda (AYR – Scotland), Tandi Mwape (TP Mazembe), Aime Mabika (Inter-Miami, USA)


Kelvin Kapumbu, Kelvin Kampamba (both Zesco United), Patson Kwataime (Mighty Mufulira Wanderers), Emmanuel Banda (HNK Rijeka – Croatia), Klings Kangwa (Crvena Zvezda – Serbia), Lubambo Musonda (AC Horsens – Denmark), Benson Sakala (Pribram – Czech Republic), Clatous Chota Chama (Simba SC – Tanzania), Rally Bwalya (Amazulu – South Africa)


Joseph Phiri (Red Arrows), Lazarus Kambole (ZESCO United), Lameck Banda (US Lecce – Italy), Fashion Sakala Jnr (FC Rangers – Scotland), Patson Daka (Leicester City – England), Kennedy Musonda (Yanga SC – Tanzania), Edward Chilufya (Midjtlland – Denmark)

Related Articles


  1. Cyril Chibwe had more callable value for the national team when he was SA based . On Kambole I would have called Moses Phiri instead

  2. The team looks strong. Only wishing you guys victory in all the coming fixtures. Don’t forget you are not alone in this battle, we are behind you guys. Go Zambia Go. This is our year to qualify for the afcon ahead of us.

  3. Good squared,we should not underlet Lesotho,no bosting in the game,let’s play for zambia not names,lift the flag higher.

  4. Good squared,we should not underlet Lesotho,no bosting in the game,let’s play for zambia not names,lift the flag higher.

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img