Musonda recalled, Kalaba, Sunzu out as Chiyangi names 20 for Namibia
Caretaker coach Aggrey Chiyangi has named South African based striker Mwape Musonda in the final 20 man squad which will play AFCON qualifying match against Namibia on the 23rd March.
Musonda has taken the PSL by storm after netting an impressive 12 goals for struggling Black Leopards that includes a hattrick against Chippa United and he is the current league top scorer.
He last played for Chipolopolo in 2015 in a friendly match against Malawi.
The Chipolopolo will be without the European based U23 players Fashion Sakala, Emmanuel Banda, Enock Mwepu and Patson Daka who recent times have been core to the national team set up.
The U23 will be involves the CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Malawi during the same period.
Also missing are 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winners Rainford Kalaba and Nathan Sinkala and their European based fellow 2012 gold medalists Evans Kangwa and Stopilla Sunzu who have been active at their clubs.
In-form Zambian Super League top scorer Rogers Kola has been snubbed as well.
Others summoned are Green Buffaloes winger Mike Katiba and Zanaco Ernest Mbewe after a long absence from the national team. Simba Sporting Club ace Cletus Chama joins his elder brother Adrian Chama.
Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns-RSA), Lawrence Mulenga (Power Dynamos)
Simon Silwimba, Clement Mwape (Zesco United), Gift Zulu (Nkana), Lawrence Chungu, Isaac Shamujompa (Buildcon), Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe-DRC), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes)
Salulani Phiri (Polokwane City-RSA), Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Mike Katiba (Green Buffaloes), Ernest Mbewe (Zanaco), Clatous Chama (Simba-Tanzania), Augustine Mulenga (Orlando Pirates-RSA)
Justin Shonga, (Orlando Pirates-RSA), Lazarous Kambole (Zesco United), Moses Phiri (Buildcon), Musonda Mwape (Black Leopards-RSA), Lameck Silwaba (Buildcon)
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