Dario Bonetti has released a 24-man squad to face Libya on October 8 their crucial 2012 Africa Cup Group C qualifier at Nchanga Stadium in Chingola.
The team list released today by Faz has a couple of shockers with the inclusion of non-performers from abroad.
Defenders Davies Nkausu and Hichani Himoonde of SuperSport United in South Africa and TP Mazembe of DR Congo respectively have been named to the team despite seeing little play time at their respective clubs.
And they are recalls for Clifford Mulenga from Bloemfontein Celtic in South Africa and Jonas Sakuwaha from Sudan giants El Merreikh.
Meanwhile, the bench is also keeping its fingers crossed on whether Holland-based striker Jacob Mulenga of FC Utrecht will be released by his club.
Mulenga only returned to competitive action last month after an 8-month injury layoff and earlier Utrecht asked that the striker be excused from the game against Comoros on September 4 as a precautionary measure.
And key midfielder Rainford Kalaba of TP Mazembe will miss the game due to suspension while Isaac Chansa is still out on a recovery path after sustaining an injury in July while in action for Orlando Pirates.
Zambia go into camp in Kitwe on October 2 while Libya are expected to arrive in the country on October 4 and will be based in Chingola.
Goalkeepers: Kennedy Mweene (Free States Stars, South Africa), Kalilo Kakonje (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Jacob Banda (Zesco United)
Defenders: Hichani Himoonde, Stophila Sunzu, Francis Kasonde, Emmanuel Mbola ( All TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Chintu Kampamba (Bidvest Wits, South Africa), Davies Nkausu (SuperSport United, South Africa), Nyambe Mulenga (Zesco United), Joseph Musonda (Golden Arrows, South Africa)
Midfielders: Clifford Mulenga (Bloemfontein Celtic, South Africa), William Njobvu (Hapoel Kiryat Shimone, Israel) Thomas Nyirenda (Konkola Blades), Justin Zulu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel), Noah Chivuta (Free States Stars, South Africa)
Strikers: James Chamanga (Dailan Sade, China), Christopher Katongo (Henan, China), Given Singuluma (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Jonas Sakuwaha (El Merreikh, Sudan) Fwayo Tembo (FC Basel, Switzerland), Collins Mbesuma (Golden Arrows, South Africa), Jacob Mulenga (FC Utrecht, Netherlands), Emmanuel Mayuka (BSC Young Boys, Switzerland).
You better win boys! follow in PF’s footsteps! victory!
Hichani Himonde maybe a danger following a humiliating loss of the Under fives and their clan presdo Hakaivotela Humwine.
Go boys, win for PF.
Is it true that the national team coach was reporting directly to state house?Do we expect a reverse?
Win but not for PF but for zambia, PF is not Zambia and it does not represent the zambians, though their president does. So don’t bring politics here, keep on naming airports which are already in bad shape.
I’m glad that Sakuwaha and Clifford have been give a chance
And somebody said the airports were renamed and yet they had no namez.
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