Zambia’s friendly against Goa select on Saturday at Nehru Stadium has been enhanced with the Indians reinforcing the side with West African professionals.
Six India-based professionals playing in the Goa Regional league have been added to the team to face Zambia in the latter’s first of two friendly games in India of their weeklong training camp there.
Three Nigerians, two players from Cote d’Ivoire and one Ghanaian professional will be part of the Goa Select team.
Ivorian’s Babakar Keita and Olga Kalou, Ghanaian Moga James and the Nigerian trio of Ndubuisi Okpara, Joel and Ranti Martins will formed the foreign legion of Goa Select.
The game is part of Zambia’s two-match series of friendly games in India with the second a full international against the hosts at the same venue on Tuesday before the team returns home on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Zambia coach Herve Renard is set to give senior debuts to Nkana’s attacking trio of Evans Kangwa and Reynold Kampamba who have been in lightening form their club this season.
Kampamba and kangwa are also part of Zambia Under-20 team that will be defending its Cosafa Youth Championship title in Botswana next weekend.