Chambeshi Names 20 Local Guns for Mauritania, Tunisia Clashes
Chipolopolo coach Bestone Chambeshi has unveiled a 20-member local squad to kickstart preparations for the November 13 Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Mauritania and Tunisia four days later.
The team will enter residential camp on Sunday for the first phase of preparations that will see Chambeshi and Technical Advisor Aljosa Asanovic run the rule the local lads.
Nkana stalwart Alex ‘Bazo’ Ng’onga returns to the fold for the first time since 2018 before suffering a long-term injury with Nkwazi shot-stopper Charles Muntanga also recalled to the squad. Bazo has been on song netting four goals so far in the 2021’2022 season for Nkana.
Foreign based players will be expected to join in the final stanza of preparation for the Mauritania and Tunisia clashes.
Zambia will host Mauritania at National Heroes Stadium on November 13 before facing Tunisia three days later in Tunis to conclude the Group B qualifiers that will see the table toppers qualifying to the final round.
FULL LOCAL SQUAD
Kelvin Malunga (Nkana), Gregory Sanjase (Zesco United), Lameck Siame (Zanaco), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi)
Jack Ngulube (Green Buffaloes), Prosper Chiluya, Benedict Chepeshi (both Red Arrows), Simon Silwimba, Solomon Sakala (both Zesco United), Dominic Chanda (Kabwe Warriors), Luka Banda (Napsa Stars), Isaac Shamujompa (Zanaco)
Spencer Sautu, Dickson Chapa, Kelvin Kampamba (all Zesco United), Patrick Gondwe (Nkana), Kelvin Kapumbu (Zanaco)
Jimmy Mukeya (Napsa Stars), Moses Phiri (Zanaco), Alex Ng’onga (Nkana)