Janza ponders Sinkala for Cosafa

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Honour Janza is considering a call-up for fit-again midfielder Nathan Sinkala for Zambia’s 2015 Cosafa Castle Cup title defence next month.

Sinkala has recently returned to training since sustaining an injury in January at the 2015 Africa Cup.

The midfielder is currently back at his DR Congo club TP Mazembe, following the expiry of his six-month loan deal with Swiss club Grasshopper last December.

Janza said he would like to see Sinkala and a number of other regular’s competitive fitness before hosting Guinea Bissau on June 13 in their opening 2017 Africa Cup Group E qualifier.

“I was talking to him and I told him about it. He did not agree or disagree but he understood that it is important for him to be busy,” Janza said.

“And so if the situation on that allows and he won’t be engaged that time we shall be with him.”

Janza added that striker Evans Kangwa and defender Emmanuel Mbola of Israeli club Hapoel Ra’anana will be considered with their season about to wind-up.

“It goes to all those that will be without serious club engagements,” Janza said.

“We are already in talks with the Israeli guys Mbola and Evans it will be important to have them.”

Janza has already named a provisional 26-member team that includes three-PSL based players.

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene, Amazulu striker Bornwell Mwape and Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Mukuka Mulenga are the three foreign-based call-ups for the Cosafa Castle Cup.

Zambia will enter the fray at the quarterfinal stage on May 25 after they were handed a preliminary round bye.

Chipolopolo will await the winner from Group A that comprise Namibia, Seychelles, Mauritius and fellow record four-time champions Zimbabwe.