Friday, June 14, 2024

Simukonda unveils strong All Africa Games / Olympic squad

Zambia national U23 football team coach Fighton Simukonda has named a 34 man strong provisional which will go in camp to prepare for the Olympic and All-Africa Games qualifiers.

Simukonda’s has five players who have been named in the senior team which will play at the Equatorial Guinea Africa Cup of Nations with South African based Mukuka Mulenga and Armenia based Lubambo Musonda as the only two foreign based players.

Apart from Lubambo and Mukuka are the players who are in the team and made the final 23 man squad for the Africa, Bruce Musakanya, Spencer Sautu and Ronald Kampamba are the other players with the senior team.

Goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata who only made the provisional squad but was dropped from the final team is also in the team.

Zambia face Madagascar in the preliminary round of the 2015 Congo-Brazzaville All-Africa Games qualifiers next month and could tackle Nigeria or Gabon in the first round.

The winners of the first round encounter will battle it out with Ivory Coast in the last round.

Zambia will face either Botswana or Kenya in the second round of the 2015 CAF Under-23 Cup qualifiers in May.

The finals of the CAF under-23 Cup which will also serve as Olympic Games qualifiers will be held in the Democratic Republic of Congo next year.

Full Team:

Goalkeepers: Toaster Nsabata (Nchanga Rangers), Kenny Mumba (Red Arrows), Charles Mweemba (Nkana)

Defenders: Moses Siansumo (Indeni), Alex Sichone (Arrows), Chishimba Changala, Bornwell Silengo, Bernard Mapili (Zesco United), Salulani Phiri (Zanaco), Chewe Mukuka (Nkana), Billy Mutale (Power Dynamos), Chibesa Kunda (Green Buffaloes).

Midfielders: Shadreck Malambo, Bruce Musakanya (Arrows), Lubambo Musonda (FC Ulisses, Armenia), Richard Kasonde, Julius Situmbeko, Larry Bwalya (Power Dynamos), Nsofwa Mwansa (Kabwe Warriors), Mukuka Mulenga (Bloemfontein Celtics, South Africa), Lukwembe Chisenga (Napsa Stars), Evans Mwanza (National Assembly), Mbita Chalwe (Konkola Blades), Aubrey Chamulwanda (Rangers), Paul Simpemba (Lime Hotspurs).

Strikers: Moses Phiri (Zanaco), Ronald Kampamba (Nkana), Michael Katiba (Kalulushi Modern Stars), Spencer Ngalande (Rangers), Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles), Emmanuel Phiri (Konkola Mine Police), Felix Nyaende (Power), Friday Samu (Buffaloes) and Martin Chakulya (Lumwana Radiants).

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19 Comments

  1. This just proves that he’s better than janza. Very intelligent and wonderful selection by this coach. He has left useless players like munthali.and picked billy mutale. Janza should learn from coaches like Simukondya.

  2. U23IS MEANT FOR Players U23 REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE WITH THE SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM OR NOT. REMEMBER CR7 AND MESSI, THEY ALL PLAYED FOR U23 DESPITE BEING WITH THE NATIONAL TEAM. REMEMBER HOW SOLOMON KALU DESTROYED ZAMBIA U23 WHEN KAUMBA REFUSED TO SELECT RAINFORD KALABA SAYING HE IS WITH THE NATIONAL TEAM? WE CANT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN. WELL DON BIG FIGHTON.WE NEED TO QUALIFY TO ALL AFRICA GAMES AND OLYMPICS AT ALL COSTS. ONLY THEN WILL WE HAVE A NATIONAL TEAM FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS.

  3. Zambia striker Jacob Mulenga has made a shock exit from Turkish second division club Adana Demirspor.

    Jacob leaves Demirspor exactly six months after joining the club from Dutch side FC Utrecht.

    The Zambia striker said he left Turkey on Thursday but declined to elaborate.

    “Yes I have left but will give you the details later,” Jacob told AfricanFootball.com.

    The 30-year-old Zambia striker enjoyed a good start at third placed Demirspor scoring 8 goals in 15 games.

    Jacob joined the promotion chasers on a free transfer last August after five seasons at Utrecht.

    Meanwhile, the striker was snubbed by Zambia coach Honour Janza for the 2015 Africa Cup that will be held in Equatorial Guinea from January 17 to February 8.

  4. @Duncandinhho, There 2 tournaments involved here. Zamfoot has mixed facts here. The first one is all Africa games where Zambia plays Madagascar and the winner takes on Nigeria to qualify to the final tournament. The next one is the Olympic qualifier where Zambia takes on the winner between Botswana and Kenya, THE WINNER face Ivory Coast in the final round. THE winner then qualify s to the U23 AFCON TOURNAMENT TO BE HOISTED by DRC in December 2015. THE BEST 3 TEAMS qualify to OLYMPICS IN 2016 in Brazil.

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