Zambia face DR Congo in a friendly international in Lubumbashi this Saturday, November 15.

The match will be the first meeting between the two teams since December 14, 2005 when Zambia beat DR Congo 4-1 on a rain-drenched Arthur Davies pitch in Kitwe on a stormy Friday afternoon.

Coach Herve Renard is using the match as one of two warm-up games ahead of Zambia’s 2009 Caf Africa Nations Championship 2nd round, 1st leg qualifier against Angola on November 30 away in Luanda.

The second friendly match will also be an away match on Wednesday, November 19 against Morocco in Rabat.

Renard’s team facing DR Congo comprises wholly of home-based players out of which three are expected to make their senior debuts in Lubumbashi.

The trio includes the Kabwe Warriors duo of midfielders Methuselah Chipupu and Maonga Kabuku including Josphet Nkhoma of Lusaka Dynamos.

Meanwhile, all the foreign-based players, excluding the injured trio of Felix Katongo, James Chamanga and Isaac Chansa, will join the team on Monday from their respective bases en route to Morocco.

Zambia leaves for Morocco on Sunday evening just after driving down from Lubumbashi earlier on the same day.

Team for DR Congo friendly:

Goalkeepers: Rabson Mucheleng’nga (Power Dynamos), Mike Poto (Green Buffaloes), Jacob Banda (Zesco United)

Defenders: Bronson Chama (Kabwe Warriors), Francis Kasonde (Power Dynamos), Hichani Himoonde (Lusaka Dynamos), Elijah Tana (Nchanga Rangers), Luka Tembo (Zanaco), Whiteson Simwanza (Young Arrows), Joseph Zimba (Red Arrows)

Midfielders: Kebby Hachipuka (Green Eagles),Methuselah Chipupu, Maonga Kabuku (Both Kabwe Warriors),Kennedy Mudenda (Power Dynamos), William Njobvu, Josphat Nkhoma (Both Lusaka Dynamos)

Forwards: Lottie Phiri (Zesco United),Felix Sunzu Jnr (Konkola Blades), Christopher Musonda (Power Dynamos)

Weekend Football Fixtures:

Faz Premier League

15/11/2008

Week 28

Nkwazi- Zesco United

Nchanga Rangers-City of Lusaka

Zanaco-Konkola Blades

Roan United-Lusaka Dynamos

Red Arrows-Green Buffaloes

Chambishi-Young Arrrows

Nkana-Kabwe warriors

Green Eagles-Power Dynamos

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Congo is at War, how do they play football? Although they have talented players, please play in Zambia, we need our players to be safe

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  2. Its nice to see Metusselah Chipupu in the national team though it is a friendly game. Walia nkuku ndie walia nganga.

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  3. Why don’t Zambian Coaches try Konkola Blades striker Chileya Chipulu; the guy is talented and has been outstanding for Blades – somebody talk to Renard to test him in the CHAN squad.

    Viva Power DDDDDDDDDDD

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  4. Yes # 10 is right. Chipulu Chileya is very talented and better than most wingers we have in the national team.

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  5. we’ll need breaking news where possible,but Hmmm! from congo not untill the game is over kaza lila kwati news wise,but guys with some access keep us posted.we’re banking on yu bloggers,viva copper bullets!!

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  6. #10 you are right, Chipulu Chileya used to pair well with Robert Tembo before he quit football temporaly for school. If he was in a good team like Zesco he could have scored even more goals.Give him chance.

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  7. Fair results and congrats Chipolopolo.
    Meantime:
    Vote president HH and his UPND Team for a possible youthful team of GRZ to lead Zambians to economic independence.

    Kala kabotu alakuyasa mavwa. This is our time, as youths, and this is surely our moment to work with new Personal Computers tools – calculator boy – to serve all Zambians of all backgrounds for a real ray of change and hope that all can believe and trust in.

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