Friday, April 12, 2024

Simukonda names Olympic team

Zimbabwe based Platinum FC striker Aubrey Chirwa has made the final 21 man squad that will represent Zambia at the Senegal 2015 U23 CAF Championship.

The team will leave for Dakar on Wednesday for the tournament which kicks off on Saturday.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Kenny Mumba (Red Arrows), Lawrence Mulenga (Kabwe Warriors);

Defenders: Benedict Chepeshi (Red Arrows), Taonga Bwembya (Mufulira Wanderers), Boyd Mkandawire (Napsa Stars), Solomon Sakala (Kabwe Warriors), Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Kapota Kayawe (Nkana), Billy Mutale (Power Dynamos)

Midfielders: Jackson Chirwa (Green Buffaloes), Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Salulani Phiri (Zanaco), Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles), John Ching’andu (Zesco United), Lubambo Musonda (Gandzasar Kapan /Armenia);

Forwards: Ronald Kampamba (Lierse SK/Belgium), Patrick Ngoma (Al Ittihad/ Egypt), Conlyde Luchanga (Lusaka Dynamos), Aubrey Chirwa (Platinum FC/Zimbabwe), Sam Friday (Green Buffaloes)

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47 Comments

  1. Good squad. All the best lads. I see Patson Daka has been left out. This boy is for the U-17 and is one for the future. He should not be rushed in teams way over and above his age. Good to see that Aubrey Chirwa boy from Zim has been included in the squad.

  2. Patson Daka should have made the cut. Patrick Ngoma is one that is most experienced in our striking department and i expect him to shine at the tournament!

  3. @sly you mean Moses Phiri????Unfortunately the guys is nursing an injury and he had to be left out.thats a blow if you ask me thats the reason Aubrey Chirwa has been called.he is also good

  4. That’s the best team that can be picked..All the best children of our mother land so proud of u!! Win or lose muli fipolopolo…Go, enjoy urselves and conquer…

  5. RSA will go there without overseas stars as they are regulars in their teams and therefore couldnt be released,about 6 players I think…Lebo phiri,Lebo Mothiba,Thibang phete,Ty Sandows,Kgosi Ntlhe,Michael Koopowitz,Nlakanipo Ntuli and siph mdlalose…all the best to zed and RSA

  6. Givvol,

    Mukuka Mulenga has not playing; on what basis would you select him. Moses Phiri is ill, we all know he would have made the cut.Do you even know the last time the hugely talented Kelvin Mubanga ever kicked a ball; the poor thing is also injured. Please guys lets criticize with information so that we can be constructive.

  7. To Critically analyze the team selection, I don’t think this teams can win us the tournament. I don’t have a problem with defenders but the midfielders. All the players on the list under “midfielders” are all defensive minded except Lubambo Musonda and maybe John Chingandu. The creativity in this team, I feel, is and will be limited and we will hardly win games convincingly. I know one would argue with Sautu, but even him is defensive but just up further on the field. I feel we have a lot of strikers, five strikers are alot when u need only one, two or three, depending on the formation; but zambian football goes well with two strikers. So to me four strike are enough and the coach should have traded a striker for an extra midfielder. Zambia will lack flair and wining games will be tough with this team.

  8. ws wth moses phiri 2day in lsk he jst got ka minor injuly bt fit 2 play at in 2days tym and abt mukuka mulenga he has bin training and playing in friendly games jst like kennedy mweene so wats the diferrence he suld hv bin included in the team cz his the only creative player in this age group

  9. I agree with Colle, maybe we could have traded a striker for an attacking midfielder like Mukuka Mulenga or Julius Situmbeko or even Larry Bwalya. Otherwise, fair squad

  10. This is good squad with proper combination of players any team is beatable at the torn. Sate Sate can play as an attacking midfielder and a lone striker at the same time. My first 11 for the first game would be
    1. Toaster Nsabata
    2.Benedict Chepeshi
    3.Boyd Mkandawire
    4.Benson Sakala
    5.Billy Mutale
    6.Jackson Chirwa
    7.Lubambo Musonda
    8.Spencer Sautu
    9.Ronald Kampamba
    10.Conlyde Luchanga
    11.Patrick Dude Ngoma
    Subs:
    Kapota Kayawe, Solomon Sakala, Salulani, John Ching’andu and Aubry Chirwa
    I would go for most versatile type of formation which is 4 – 2 – 3 – 1 Sate Sate as a lone striker blind folding the enemy but in the plan goals should also come from Dude and Luchanga. Arabs love bypassing mid with long balls packing mid can work against my team. I rest my case

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