Zambia boosted by Mayuka arrival – Supersport

Emmanuel Mayuka
Emmanuel Mayuka

Zambia’s squad for Saturday’s 2015 Africa Cup Group F qualifier against Mozambique in Ndola is completed with the arrival of striker Emmanuel Mayuka.

The striker from English premiership side Southampton was the last foreign-based callup to join the team on Tuesday evening.

Defender Stopilla Sunzu of French Ligue 2 club Sochaux joined the team at its Kitwe training base earlier in the afternoon.

The duo’s arrival means Zambia coach Honour Janza has 30 players at his disposal to for the two Group F qualifiers against Mozambique at home on September 6 and Cape Verde away on September 10.

“It is good to see everyone in,” Janza said.

“I would like to thank the boys for turning up on time. It shows the commitment, passion, seriousness and respect players have for the Zambian people.”

Meanwhile, Mayuka marked his first day at training with a goal in Zambia’s 2-1 win over Faz Super League club Zesco United at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola where Saturdays game will be played.

Mayuka scored from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the area by midfielder Simon Silwamba.

Bidvest Wits striker and Zambia captain Christopher Katongo scored Chipolopolo’s winning goal after Zesco had equalised through midfielder Mwape Mwelwa.