Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mwape A Hidden Dagger In Zambian Squad For Namibia

Zambian National Football Team, Chipolopolo's squad for Namibia Clash unveiled. Photo: PSL
Chipolopolo caretaker coach Aggrey Chiyangi has named his 20-member squad for the 23rd March, in African Cup of Nations qualifier against Namibia. Chiyangi has handed a call up to in-form South Africa based striker Mwape Musonda whose 12 goals in the ABSA Premiership has put him on top of the charts. Seven foreign-based players have been summoned for the formality fixture billed for the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium next Saturday. 

According to an interim Zambia national team coach Aggrey Chiyangi revealed that he will summon a number of foreign based players for the Egypt 2019 AFCON qualifier against Namibia slated for Heroes Stadium on March 23rd. The Green Eagles boss says he will summon about six or seven players. He is also considering roping in current PSL top goalscorer Mwape Musonda. 

The Black Leopards champ, Mwape a forward striker has scored 12 goals in 20 games including a hatrick over the weekend as he looks to win the top goalscorer award a season after winning the NFD award for most goals. “Yes we have to call some foreign based players apart from those playing for the U23. Those we have to leave them.We looking at summoning six or seven foreign based players,” Chiyagi told the ZamFoot crew in an interview on Wednesday. “What we are going to do is is when we sit down we are going to discuss and see if we can invite him so that we can have a look at him. It is always important to bring all the players doing well so that you can see what they can offer, ” he added. 

Zambia will host Namibia on March 23rd at the Heroes Stadium. Zambia have already been eliminated from the race to Egypt but the match still has alot of impact on who will make it to the final tournament. 

FULL SQUAD 

Defenders: Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns-RSA), Lawrence Mulenga (Power Dynamos),Simon Silwimba, Clement Mwape (Zesco United), Gift Zulu (Nkana), Lawrence Chungu, Isaac Shamujompa (Buildcon), Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe-DRC), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes)

Midfielders: Salulani Phiri (Polokwane City-RSA), Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Mike Katiba (Green Buffaloes), Ernest Mbewe (Zanaco), Clatous Chama (Simba-Tanzania), Augustine Mulenga (Orlando Pirates-RSA) 

Strikers: Justin Shonga, (Orlando Pirates-RSA), Lazarous Kambole (Zesco United), Moses Phiri (Buildcon), Musonda Mwape (Black Leopards-RSA), Lameck Silwaba (Buildcon) (Source: FAZ)


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