No player is indispensable – Beaumelle

Southampton's Emmanuel Mayuka
Southampton's Emmanuel Mayuka
CHIPOLOPOLO interim coach Patrice Beaumelle has issued a stern warning to his players telling them nobody should feel indispensable.

Beaumelle has left out midfielder Rainford Kalaba and striker Emmanuel Mayuka, who scored his first goal for FC Sochaux in a 2-1 defeat to Marseille in a French Ligue 1 match on Sunday night.
But the Frenchman said he wanted to send out a strong message to other players that no one was indispensable and that a player should feel proud to wear the Chipolopolo jersey.
Beaumelle said Kalaba needed time to decide on his international future after the controversy that emerged during the October, 15 international friendly match against five-time world champions Brazil.
Kalaba together with Stoppilla Sunzu and Nathan Sinkala pulled out due to injury and malaria infections.
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) had wanted the players to travel to China to be assessed by Chipolopolo team doctor Joseph Kabungo but their club, who had flown them to Lusaka to be independently examined, refused insisting any four qualified medics could verify the players’ illnesses.
Ultimately the players’ passports were confiscated but were later released after the intervention of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
“It is also to give time to Rainford to think about it (national team)… it is good also because nobody is indispensable. I repeat we have to serve Chipolopolo; we have to serve the national team. It is a good message for everybody. We have to be proud to wear the jersey.”
He said Kalaba was still part of the Chipolopolo but that he had to make a choice to pick who travels for the match.
Meanwhile, Mayuka scored his first goal as Renard continued to search for the first win since taking over at Sochaux.
Sochaux are bottom of the log with seven points from 13 matches.