Friday May 18, 2018. 15:00
Zambia national team caretaker coach Beston Chambeshi has explained the logic behind his team selection for the just ended three day camp.
The Chipolopolo boss has called-up young players who made the country proud during the U20 FIFA World Cup last year despite some of them not featuring for their clubs.
He said he cannot just overlook some of the players as they prepare for the 2018 COSAFA Cup in South Africa set to start at the end of this month.
“Our aim was to bring them back, These boys did our country proud when they went to the World Cup there is no way we can just throw them away,” he is quoted by Zambian Football.
“Whenever we call up a camp we can call thirty maybe four or three can come from U20 or U23 so that we keep them going.
“As you have seen some of them are now playing at their clubs but it’s not their fault all we just need is to monitor them so that we see how ready they are and they have shown.
“I have seen Muchindu, I have see Mangani and it’s good for the country there is no way you can throw away such players after reaching that far.”
Chambeshi said they were still waiting on Zesco United players who they still have room for. The Nkana boss also revealed that they were monitoring Ziyo Tembo who is out with Malaria.
Chipolopolo will join the 2018 COSAFA tournament at the quarter-final stage where they will face Namibia on June 2.