Saturday, June 22, 2024

Preps for 2017 CAF U20 tournament commence

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has commenced preparations for the 2017 CAF Africa Youth Championship to be hosted by Zambia by calling the first assessment camp of eligible players.

FAZ has stated that the players called have been identified in recent talent search activities,mainly the Airtel Rising Stars and the Zone six regional tournament.

FAZ Media Officer – Nkweto Tembwe

The players called should finally join and be part of the hybrid team comprising of the current U20 and U17 teams.

Importantly it would be good for the country to emerge as the eventual Champions [at the 2017 Youth Championship] and set the tone for Zambia’s quest to to qualify to the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup in Cameroon.

A total of 41 players have been called for the training camp in Lusaka starting on Monday, July 27 2015.

Amongst them are notable super division players like George Mandu of Red Arrows, Fashion Sakala of Nchanga Rangers and Conlyde Luchanga of Lusaka Dynamos.

However, very few players from the team that played at the CAF U17 tournament in February this year have be called with only Jackson Kakunta, Salati Lungu, Ngosa Sunzu and Edwin Chipile making the 41 man list from the 21 players that traveled to Niger for Zambia’s maiden appearance at an U17 tournament.

Full Team:

Goalkeepers: Samson Banda (Zesco), Jackson Kakunta (Red Arrows), Mulenga Mulenga (Lusaka), Sipho Tembo (Riflemen)

Defenders: Jonathan Chikondi Daka (Napsa Stars), Paul Banda (Napsa Stars), Kingsley Masabula (Kabwata Youth Academy), Sidney Phiri (Gomes), Teddy Mweetwa (Kalomo), Salati Lungu (Nampundwe), Simon Nkandu (Mumbwa Council Pirates), Jason Chileshe (Young Power Dynamos), Timothy Mbewe (Young Zanaco), Emmanuel Mumba (OYDC), Alfonzo Chinyama (Mwinilunga), Ngosa Sunzu (Lusaka Youth Academy), Langson Kapumbu (Nkana)

Midfielders: George Mandu (Red Arrows), Emmanuel Banda (Nchanga Rangers), Edwin Chipile (Zesco Malaiti Rangers), John Phiri (K-Stars), Alex Sikombe Mungwi Hotspurs), Moses Phiri (Lusaka Dynamos), Charles Hlanya (Kafue), Robert Chama Musonda (GBFC), Victor Chungu (Lusaka), Kasashi Lupiya (Zesco United), Charles Yande (Lusaka Youth Academy), Twiza Chaibela (Napsa Stars), Misheck Lungu (Chipata), Harrison Chisala Musonda (Nkana), Robinson Miyanda (City of Lusaka), Friday Banda (Lundazi United)

Strikers: Alfred Mafuleka (Choma), Peter Nyirenda (Kabwe) Jasper Masialeti (Kaoma), Fashion Sakala (Nchanga Rangers), Kapembwa Musonda (Napsa Stars), Conlyde Luchanga (Lusaka Dynamos), Stephen Lungu (Kabwe), Maybin Kalengo (Zesco Victoria Falls)

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  1. Ghana mail and Senegal under20 teams can play football back mambwe..did u watch world cup in New Zealand how those boys performed?honestly can this Zambia team compet with them loooooool…

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