Captain and striker Christopher Katongo of Greek club Xanthi arrived late Monday ahead of Saturday’s 2010 African Cup of Nations Group C qualifier against Comoros at Nkoloma stadium in Lusaka.

Katongo was part of Tuesday mornings training together with eight other arrivals on the same date that include Jonas Sakuwaha of French side Lorient who returns to the fold for the first time since October last year.

Sakuwaha missed Zambia’s Africa Cup outing in Angola to try and secure a first team place at the French Ligue 1 side but recently left on loan to Ligue 2 side Le Herve.

Meanwhile, Katongo’s young brother Felix who recently left Mamelodi Sundowns to join Al Ittihad of Libya arrived late on Tuesday together with James Chamanga who is based in China.

Still being awaited is striker Roger Kola of Israeli club AS Ashdod.
And  attacking midfielder Fwayo Tembo who plays for FC Basel in Switzerland is back in training after missing Monday’s opening day of practice due to an injury.

Zambia’s team physicians are also monitoring defender Hichani Himoonde in camp who has been out of action for TP Mazembe for the last two weeks with a leg injury.

And in a related development Comoros are expected to arrive in the country on Thursday ahead of their first ever clash against Zambia.

Goalkeepers: Kennedy Mweene (Free States Stars, South Africa), Kalililo Kakonje (Unattached), Jacob Banda (Zesco United)

Defenders: Kampamba Chintu (Amazulu, South Africa), Hichani Himoonde, Emmanuel Mbola (Both TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Francis Kasonde (Al Hadez, Saudi Arabia), Joseph Musonda (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa), Billy Mwanza, Nyambe Mulenga (Both Zesco United)

Midfielders: Jimmy Chisenga (Red Arrows), Isaac Chansa (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Christopher Katongo (Xanthi, Greece), William Njobvu (Hapoel Kiryat Shmone, Israel), Noah Chivuta (unattached), Fwayo Tembo (Basel FC,Switzerland), Felix Katongo (Al Ittihad, Libya),  Rainford Kalaba (Unattached), Jonas Sakuwaha (Lorient, France), Sebastian Mwansa (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Simon Bwalya, Kennedy Mudenda (Both Power Dynamos)

Strikers: Emmanuel Mayuka (Young Boys, Switzerland), Roger Kola (AS Ashdod, Israel), Signs Chibambo (El Masry, Egypt), James Chamanga (Dalian Shide, China), Fwayo Tembo (FC Basel, Switzerland), Given Singuluma (TP Mazembe,DR Congo).

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Has Chris Katongo joined the team on loan or permanent basis? And for how much did the national team pay for his services?

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  2. These guys should have more time to train together as a team and not just a couple of days before a crucial much.

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  3. LT you got it all wrong on the names of players selected. Singuluma and Signs for example were left out, why have you included them?

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  4. We must ensure to bash the team that is coming to Zambia. We have called all who are required the players that are they to perform.

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  5. Let us not only play entertaining footbal where we are going to have a superior ball possession and fail to score a cricket score line. We want to win by not less than 4 to Zero. I know we have a player in Mayuka who can ensure that his presence is not only seen but felt with results in the absence of Jacob Mulenga. Please let hime be partnered with the bull dozing James Chamanga and the left be left to Felix Katongo as he has the required speed skill and always wants results by hitting on the goal. David Simuyuni

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  6. wishing my boys a good luky.ba zed chiplopolo iyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.its 2moro 15:00hrs rain or no rain comoros wiill fall

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