Clive Hachilensa is expected be the only foreign-based player Coach Patrick Phiri will have available as Zambia prepares to face Tanzania with a makeshift squad away in a friendly international on for November 21 in Dar es Salaam.

Not even one South African-based player is expected to be named in the team that will be unveiled tomorrow, Friday.

Zambia coach Patrick Phiri confirmed the development today and that Hachilensa of Finish top-flight club Mariehamn would be the only foreign-based player in Tuesday’s travelling party to face Tanzania.

Phiri however revealed that he was hoping to call-up playmaker Isaac Chansa from Swedish top-flight club Helsingborg whose season came to a close in late October.

FAZ meanwhile has defended its decision to send a second-string team to Dar next week saying it will give Phiri a chance to look at a couple of potential standby players ahead of next years Africa Cup of Nations.

The revelation is a blow to local football fans who were hoping to have a rare opportunity to at least see Phiri field a quality team of first-team campaigners in action for Zambia in a friendly match on a FIFA match date.

Meanwhile, the Zambia U23 lift for Ivory Coast Thursday afternoon.

Peter Kaumba prior to departure also named his 19-man team to face Ivory Coast Under-23 on Sunday in the two teams crucial Olympic Games Group B penultimate stage qualifier.

Kaumba dropped three players from his team goalkeeper Jacob Banda from Zesco United including midfielders Norman Munthali & Timothy Mbewe of Power Dynamos and Red Arrows respectively.

Zambia Under-23 Team:

Goalkeepers: Kalililo Kakonje (Nathi Lions, South Africa), Rabson Muchelenganga (Power Dynamos).

Defenders: Bronson Chama, Clive Sichondwe (Both Kabwe Warriors), Maybin Chishimba (Green Buffaloes), Eugene Shamakamba (Zamtel FC), Hichani Himoonde (Lusaka Dynamos), Davies Nkausu (Pretoria University, South Africa), Charles Siyingwa (Konkola Blades).

Midfielders: Francis Kasonde, Simon Bwalya (Both Power Dynamos), Stophira Sunzu (Konkola Blades), William Njobvu (Luaska Dynamos).

Strikers: Given Singuluma (Bay United, South Africa), Signs Chibambo (Nakambala Leopards), Emmanuel Mayuka (Kabwe Warriors), Christopher Musonda (Forest Rangers), Reuben Tembo (Green Buffaloes), Felix Sunzu (Konkola Blades)

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19 COMMENTS

  1. What is the point of featuring players who won’t be part of the team at the AFCON 2008 in friendly games? Good luck to U23. Kalou is just a player like you. You can beat the Ivorians in their own backyard.

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  2. Reasoning is and critical analysis are qualities in a good coach. For once,I am sorry to say, Peter Kaumba has not exhibited any of them. While Ivory Coast are busy consolidating their team by summoning Solomon Kalou,Peter Kaumba is refusing to include Rainford Kalaba and Clifford Mulenga. While Ivory Coast is busy beefing up their squad,Kaumba naively thinks Ivory Coast is afraid. In my view, Kaumba has lost hope of winning/qualifying for the 2008 Olympics and has decided to dig his own grave.

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  3. That’s thing. When a person has failed to maintain his home how do you expect to manage U23? He wil just there to do some suicidal experiments. I go for Lwandamina to take U23.

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  4. I am scared this could be our end of the road but still keeps that hope esp. for the players if…if…

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  5. Who advices Kaumba? Where is the technical bench and FAZ in all this fiasco? At the time when things seem to be moving in the right direction (Supersport/KCM)sponsorship,we cannot allow a coach to unilateraaly derail us.I have been for Kaumba and he has done well to a certain extent,but for him to make such irresponsible decision is hurting and uninspiring. Players for Age-based tournaments should be selected because they meet the age requirement whether or not they feature for the Senoir team.

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  6. “They are scared of us,” No you dumb butt they want to win the game and go to China at your expense! They have seen that you are a typical example of the rabbit and turtle story. The rabbit which started the race so fast is now sleeping by the roadside to Beijing while the turtle has passed you by and is way ahead and can smell the finishing line. By the time the rabbit wakes up and tries to sprint as fast as it can, the race is over, all that speed for nothing, the turtle has won the race.

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  7. Faz says, “the game against Tanzania will accord P.P the opportunity to have a look a couple of potential standby players for Afcon 2008”.Are these players going to travel or the will be on standby just in case the are injuries or sicknesses with the 22 players to travel to Ghana.Common Faz when is the real team going to play.

    Zo ona, wakona ku ba frustrated ni bantu ba Faz.For the hundredth time whats the point of using players who are not going to play or even travel to Ghana.

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  8. Its typical of how we have orchestrated our downfall over the years. When it matters most, people become dumb and dull and the results have been there for all to see.

    A wake up call is all we need now. Kaumba is thinking like he is not on planet earth. This is a downfall of our own creation.

    We were leading that table but when it mattered most we draw at home against Senegal and now all we can say is that Ivorians are scared. This is a school boy kind of a statement.

    Do we ever learn?

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  9. You think we want Zed to lose, no we are just worried of what is going on, but noti wise apa ne fya bupuba, ine na ku tendwa ch………..k

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  10. ka anonymous kachikala,waba ukulwala! All these comments are about the concerns people have about our coaches and that should not be childishly and foolishly be misunderstood that we want to loose the game. Uchinje ukufama ilelo iwe ka anonymous!

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  11. It’s interesting anonymous was right!(about the u-23 Ivory Coast v Zambia game) even though others were insulting him. All the insults in the world will not and do not change the truth!!!! Even worse, facing up to the truth is usually quite difficult, which is why some people react the way they do………

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  12. Justice Chikala chobe stanyoko, matha faka. Molakishi watomba noko chikala. Didnt I tell you bafikala ati mukalusa. My prediction was right matha fakas. Both of you have stinking asses.

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