ZAMBIA’S FRIENDLY MATCH WITH MALAWI MOVED TO YOUTH DAY…. MICHO NAMES 30 FOR THE CLASH
Zambia national team friendly match with Malawi has been moved to Thursday, 12th March. The friendly match was initially scheduled for Wednesday, 11th March.
The match will be the first for new Chipolopolo coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.
The Serbian gaffer has since named a 30 member squad for the encounter with most stand out players from the Super League making the cut.
In the defensive department, Kabwe Warriors’ impressive duo of Dominic Chanda and Zachariah Chilongoshi have made the cut same with Napsa Stars’ impenetrable center back pairing of Luka Banda and Luka N’guni.
Zambia U20 national team duo of Patrick Gondwe and Francisco Mwepu have also made the cut and Micho has also made a surprise inclusion of Zesco United right-back Simon Silwimba who has not had a lot of game time in the recent past.
Napsa Stars star midfielder Collins Sikombe and Kabwe Warriors In-form striker Jimmy ‘Assassin’ Ndhlovu have also been included in the squad.
The players will enter the residential camp on Sunday (March 8) and shape up until they play Malawi on Thursday.
After the Malawi friendly on Thursday, Micho will trim the team further before heading to Uganda on March 15 in Kampala for the three-national tournament.
Zambia will play Uganda and Mali and Uganda before testing Ethiopia on March 21.
Upon return from the East African tour, Zambia will face Botswana in back-to-back Group H Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Botswana on March 26 at home and away three days later.
Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Jackson Kakunta, Lawrence Mulenga (Power Dynamos), Lameck Siame (Kabwe Warriors), Allan Chibwe (Nkana)
Adrian Chama, Clement Mwape, Mwila Phiri, Simon Silwimba (All Zesco United), Dominic Chanda, Zachariah Chilongoshi (both Kabwe Warriors), Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Luka Banda, Luka Ng’uni (both Napsa Stars), Gift Zulu, Lyson Thole (both Nkana), Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos)
Patrick Gondwe (Nkana), Gozon Mutale (Green Eagles), Charles Zulu, Kelvin Kapumbu (both Zanaco), Leonard Mulenga, Robin Siame (both Green Buffaloes), Chaniza Zulu (Lumwana), Rally Bwalya, Kennedy Musonda (both Power Dynamos), Amity Shamende (Green Eagles), Bruce Musakanya (Red Arrows), Webster Muzaza (Forest Rangers)
Collins Sikombe (Napsa Stars), Emmanuel Chabula (Nkwazi), Francisco Mwepu (Red Arrows), Kelvin Mubanga (Nkana), Tapson Kaseba (Napsa Stars), Jimmy Ndhlovu (Kabwe Warriors)
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