Zambia national football team coach George Lwandamina has invited 28 players from the domestic league for a five-day assessment programme as part of preparations for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group E qualification match against Kenya scheduled for September 3.
The list of invited players was released to fazfootball.com on Monday by Team Manager Stanley Kaseko who stated that the residential training camp will take place in Ndola from Sunday, July 31 to Thursday, August 4. He added that players have been advised players to report at Savoy Hotel by 18h00 on Sunday.
Nkwazi forward Justin Shonga gets his first call up following an impressive campaign that has seen him score six goals for last year’s Barclays Cup losing finalists.
Zanaco captain Ziyo Tembo and Zesco United defender Simon Silwimba have both been included for the first time on Lwandamina’s list which sees the return to the fold of Christopher Munthali, Mweene Mumbi, Mwelwa Mwape Kondwani Mtonga, Misheck Chaila, Jackson Mwanza, Fackson Kapumbu and Rodrick Kabwe.
Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda (Zesco United), Danny Munyao (Red Arrows), Racha Kola (Zanaco);
Museka Emmanuel (Lusaka Tigers), Simon Silwimba (Zesco United), Buchizya Mfune (Green Buffaloes), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Mweene Mumbi (Green Buffaloes), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco), Munthali Christopher (Nkana), Fackson Kapumbu (Zanaco);
Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles), Mwelwa Mwape (Zesco United), Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United) Richard Kasonde (Zanaco) Chota Chama Clatous (Zesco United), Misheck Chaila (Zesco United), John Ching’andu (Zesco United), Rodrick Kabwe (Zanaco), Charles Zulu (Zanaco);
Christopher Katongo (Green Buffaloes), Jackson Mwanza (Zesco United), Fashion Sakala (Zanaco), Justin Shonga (Nkwazi), Josephat Kasusu (Kabwe Warriors).