Zambian Football Friday Update

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The Zambia Under 20 team wrap-up their 12-day training camp in South Africa on Monday with a morning warm-up match prior to departure on the same day for Congo-Brazzaville to take part in the Caf Africa Youth Championship.The squads earlier announced training match against Jomo Cosmos scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled because the club has a league commitment this Sunday.

Zambia will instead play defending South Africa top-flight champions Mamelodi sundowns on Monday just before taking off for Brazzaville later in the day.

George Lwandamina’s squad open their Africa Youth Championship on January 21st against the tournaments defending champions Nigeria.

In other local football news, defending league champions Zanaco this weekend play two international friendly matches against Zimbabwean opposition on Saturday and Sunday at Sunset stadium in Lusaka.

On Saturday, Zanaco host Zimbabwean champions Highlanders and 24 hours face Mwana Africa at the same venue.

Elsewhere, Power Dynamos have confirmed caretaker coach Lawrence Mweembaas the Arthur Davies clubs head trainer for the next two years.

Mweemba has been handed the post permanently after earlier taking temporal charge at Power following the departure of Englishman Eddie May last September following six months at the helm.

Mweemba, a former Power and Circuit Chiefs player, joined the Power bench in 2005 after he was fired at Afrisports during the latter clubs’ debut top-flight campaign that season before being relegated.

Courtesy of Kalumiana Kalumiana

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