Friday, April 12, 2024

Simukonda names squad to for Rio Olympic qualifiers

Zambia U23 national team coach Fighton Simukonda has retained the team that failed to qualify to the 2015 All Africa Games after succumbing to a 2 – 1 loss at home against Nigeria.

Simukonda who has now set his eyes on the Rio Olympics has named a 26 man squad which will face either Botswana or Kenya.

Botswana over the weekend beat Kenya 3 – 0 with return leg scheduled for 10th May.

The winner will then host Zambia on May 23 with return leg to be played in Zambia a week later.

The final round of qualifiers has Ivory Coast awaiting the winner with the first leg scheduled for July 18 at home and the return leg to follow on August in Abidjan.

The winners will qualify to the second edition of the CAF U 23 Cup to be held in Senegal this December where the four finalists at that tournament will advance to the 2017 Rio Olympics.

Full Squad:
1.Friday Samu-GBFC 2.Spencer Ngalande- Nchanga Rangers 3.Mwansa Nsofwa –Kabwe Warriors 4.John Chingandu- Zesco 5.Bruce Musakanya- Red Arrows 6.Moses Phiri- Zanaco 7.Larry Bwalya Power Dynamos 8.Dave Daka Zanaco 9.Julious Situmbeko -Power Dynamos 10.Paul Sipemba- Kabwe Warriors 11.Charles Zulu-Zanaco 12. Salulani Phiri – Zanaco 13.Aubrey Chamulwanda-Nchanga 14. Shadreck Malambo -Red Arrows 15.Kelvin Mubanga -Power Dynamos 16.Chishimba Changala-Zesco 17.Benardict Chapeshi-Red Arrows 18.Billy Mutale-Power Dynamos 19.Benard Mapili-Zesco Utd 20.Boyd Mkandawire-Napsa Stars. 21.Toaster Nsabata-Zanaco 22.Kapota Kayawe-Nkana 23.Solomon Sakala-Kabwe Warriors. 24.Kenny Mumba-Red Arrows 25.Charles Mweemba-Nkana 26.Laurence Mulenga-

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  1. These west Africans are lunatics. They host all the tournaments how greedy and pathetic. How can Senegal host caf u-20 and caf u-23 how greedy.

    • Sorry, brother. Your choice of words is inaccurate & inappropriate. First, it is apparent u don’t understand the word “lunatic” & as such U just throw it anywhere, anyhow at will.
      You may need to brush up on your vocabulary. GOOD LUCK on your English as a second language.

  2. Why do people laugh if one do not know English but you won’t if I bluff with Ashanti or Yoruba or whatever language you use in West Africa,so shallow.

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