Kalaba arrives for Malawi friendly – Supersport

Rainford Kalaba
Rainford Kalaba

Zambia are a full house ahead of this weekend’s home friendly against Malawi with the arrival of the final four high-profile call-ups.

The quartet included elite regulars from TP Mazembe led by Zambia captain Rainford Kalaba, midfielder Given Singuluma and defender Kabaso Chongo.

“The guys from TP Mazembe arrived yesterday after Wednesday afternoon training,” Zambia team manager Lusekelo Kamwambi said.

“They will train with us for the first time on Thursday morning.”

Also in is defender Aaron Katebe of Zimbabwean club FC Platinum.


“Katebe also arrived on Wednesday and was part of training in the afternoon,” Kamwambi said.

The quartet was preceded by midfielder Nathan Sinkala who joined the team late on Tuesday after he got an early release for Zambia duty from Mazembe.

Sinkala recently recovered from a long-term injury sustained in January before returning to Mazembe following the expiry of his six-month loan deal at Swiss club Grasshopper.


With the five player’s arrival, Zambia coach Honour Janza will have six high-profile names available to face Malawi at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka this Sunday.

Midfielder Felix Katongo of Egyptian club Al Ittihad was the first to join camp last Sunday in Lusaka.

Zambia are using the friendly as build-up ahead of their title defence of the Cosafa Castle Cup to be hosted by South Africa from May 17-31.