Saturday, October 8, 2022

ROAD TO 2023 AFCON: Frankie Chisenga Musonda cleared, Mabika pending

Frankie Chisenga Musonda has been cleared to play for the Zambia national team.

This follows the approval of his Citizenship and the issuance of his Passport ahead of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers.

Musonda was born in Bedford, England from a Zambian father, and an English mother.

The Raith Rovers defender is expected to be available for next months assignment.

Meanwhile United States of America based defender Aime Mabika who plays for David Beckham’s Inter Miami is yet to be cleared.

The 23 year old was born in Zambia to Congolese parents before they migrated to the United States was handed his first national team call-up by Chipolopolo coach Aljosa Asanovic for the March FIFA window friendly games.

The Copper Bullets were drawn in group H alongside hosts Côte d’Ivoire, Comoros and Lesotho for the qualifiers of the 34th edition of the international men’s football championship of Africa.

Aljosa Asanovic’s men will start their campaign with an away fixture against the 2015 Champions, Ivory Coast on June 3rd.

The 2012 AFCON Champions will then host Comoros on June 7th before a back-to-back engagement with Lesotho at home on September 19 and in Maseru eight days later.

The Enock Mwepu captained side will then host Ivory Coast on March 20th, 2023 before wrapping up their campaign away in Moroni with a date against Comoros on March 28th.

Zambia will be looking for an 18th African Cup of Nations appearance.

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  1. Hope all is sorted for Manika. @Pick I’m sure you talking of the one who plays for Man City reserves, not Man United. Jadel Katongo

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