Chipolopolo coach Patrice Beaumelle has called his first training camp for 2014, naming 24 players for the local camp which got underway on Sunday in Lusaka and will run for about a week.
Releasing the squad list at Football House on Feb 6th, FAZ Communications Manager Erick Mwanza said the local camp gives coach Beaumelle an opportunity to begin preparations for international engagements and an opportunity to look at some players who will be making their first appearance in the Zambia team camp.
ZANIS sports reports that Mwanza said this on Feb 6th as reported on the official FAZ website.
“The 2014 calendar is packed and effectively gets underway in March with the first international FIFA match day, which as has been our policy and excellent track record of playing on all FIFA match dates since 2008, will be utilized well.
“ We are well geared for another year of hard work,” Mwanza said adding: “To that effect, coach Beaumelle has called 24 players for a camp starting on Sunday.
“ This camp will not have players from Nkana and Zesco because we have exempted them so that they can focus on progressing in CAF inter-club championships.
“ This therefore gives a wonderful opportunity for rising and other players who have been called for training to stake a claim to be considered for national duty.”
The Full squad called for Sunday’s camp:
Nsabata TOASTER (Nchanga Rangers), Danny Munyau (Red Arrows), Joshua Titima (Power Dynamos), Jimmy Chisenga (Red Arrows), Allan Mukuka ( GBFC), George Chilufya (Nchanga Rangers), Bronson Chama (Red Arrows), Salulani Phiri ( Zanaco FC), Simon Tembo (Nkwazi), Rodrick Kabwe ( Zanaco), Fackson Kapumbu (Zanaco)and Misheck Chaila (Konkola Mine Police).
Others include Shadreck Malambo (Red Arrows), Evans Bweembya (Nchanga Rangers), Godfrey Ngwenya (Power Dynamos), Kennedy Mudenda (Power Dynamos), Julius Situmbeko (Power Dynamos), Lubambo Musonda (Power Dynamos), Nsofwa Mwansa (Kabwe Warriors), Stanley nshimbi (Red Arrows), Christopher Katongo (GBFC), Patson Daka (Nchanga Rangers), Moses Phiri (Zanaco) and Evans Kangwa (Nkana).