Zambia name formidable squad for World Cup clash vs Nigeria

Zambia name formidable squad for World Cup clash vs Nigeria
Stoppila Sunzu of Zambia

by BackPageTXT

Tuesday Sep 20, 2016. 18:07

Zambia have named a strong 33-man provisional squad for next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria with overseas stars Rainford Kalaba, Kennedy Mweene and Stoppila Sunzu all included.

The other foreign-based call-ups of Collins Mbesuma (Highlands Park/South Africa), Chisamba Lungu (Ural/Russia), Lewis Macha (Kaizer Chiefs/South Africa), as well as Nathan Sinkala, Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe/DRC) and Kalengo Winstone (AC Leopards/DRC),

The bulk of the squad is drawn from the domestic league with seven players from CAF Champions League semi-finalists Zesco United.

The squad was picked by assistant coach Wedson Nyirenda.

Zambia welcome Nigeria to Ndola on October 9.

The squad:

 GOALKEEPERS: Jacob Banda (Zesco United), Kennedy Mwene (Mamelodi Sundowns/South Africa), Rocha Kola (Zanaco)

DEFENDERS: Lawrence Chungu  (Power Dynamos), Fackson Kapumbu (Zanaco), Simon Silwimba (Zesco United), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Kabaso Chongo (T.P Mazembe/DRC), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco), George Chilufya (Zanaco), Stoppila Sunzu (Lille/France), Billy Mutale (Power Dynamos), Malama Donashano (Nkana)

MIDFIELDERS: Charles Zulu (Zanaco), Fwayo Tembo  (Power Dynamos), Kalaba Rainford  (T.P Mazembe/DRC), Chota Chama Clatous, John Chin’gandu  (Zesco United), Jack Chirwa (Green Buffaloes), Misheck Chaila  (Zesco United), Richard Kasonde  (Zanaco), Nathan Sinkala  (T.P Mazembe/DRC), Rodrick Kabwe  (Zanaco), Sautu Spencer  (Green Eagles), Mwape Mwelwa  (Zesco United), Chisamba Lungu  (Ural/Russia)

STRIKERS: Justin Shonga  (Nkwazi), Jackson Mwanza  (Zesco United), Kalengo Winstone  (AC Leopards/DRC), Lewis Macha  (Kaizer Chiefs/South Africa), Patson Daka  (Power Dynamos), Collins Mbesuma  (Highlands Park/South Africa)

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