Mbesuma adds to FAZ Mazembe woes
TP Mazembe stands its ground on the three Zambian stars availability for the Brazil friendly.
2102 Africa Cup winning stars Rainford Kalaba, Nathan Sinkala and defender Stopilla Sunzu are set to miss Zambia’s friendly against Brazil on October 15 in Beijing.
“They are very unlikely to come for the game,” a close source said.The Football Association of Zambia has tried to get the trios’ release but Mazembe has stood its ground in the protracted club versus country row.
The trio is said to be unfit for the friendly at the Birds Nest Stadium due to injury or illness.
However, defender Hichani Himonde has been released for Zambia duty by Mazembe.
Zambia has suffered another blow with news that Orlando Pirates striker Collins Mbesuma and SuperSport United defender Davies Nkausu are also unavailable due to fitness issues and injury respectively.
New Zambia coach Patrice Beaumelle who will already be without dropped local players Chris Munthali of Nkana and Kabwe Warriors’ Kampamba Chintu will now be banking 18 players for the friendly against Brazil at the Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing.
Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene of Mamelodi Sundowns and Golden Arrows defender Joseph Musonda are the first foreign players together with striker Fwayo Tembo, who wants out of Romanian club Astra Giurgiu, to join camp.