THE Zambia Squash Association (ZSA) has picked four South Africa-based players in a 13-member provisional team for the 2013 All-Africa Senior Squash Championships in Namibia.
ZSA president Norena Chiteba, who released the names on Wednesday, said the team was picked during the national trials conducted last weekend at Lusaka Club.
Chiteba named the foreign-based players as Kelvin Ndhlovu, Mwinga Lengwe, Mwansa Chileshe and Ken Mwape.
Other players in the squad are Manda Chilambwe, Enos Mwale, Frank Wabo and Kafwimbi Nkole.
The women’s team comprises Sharon Chimfwembe, Namweene Muchaile, Monica Chimese, Chisenga Chisenga and Ethel Mambwe.
Chitebe said the players will be drilled by Felix Chilufya and Paul Chanda.
She said the men’s team will this Saturday compete in the Top Eight Men Championship at Lusaka Club.
The All-Africa Championships will be held in Windhoek from February 12 to 23.
In last year’s tournament held in South Africa, Zambia finished second.
“The coaches have decided to include four foreign-based players to create competition in the team. We also have room for Europe-based players though the coaches have to make a decision,” Chiteba said.
And Chiteba said a South African racket manufacturing company has recognised Zambia’s top player Ndhlovu, by making rackets in his name.
She said Ndhlovu has been awarded for his contribution to the sport.