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Sunzu and Sinkala jet in for Uganda clash

Sports Sunzu and Sinkala jet in for Uganda clash

Defender Stopilla Sunzu and his two Sochaux club mates have arrived for Wednesday’s friendly against Uganda at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

Sunzu, together with midfielder Nathan Sinkala and striker Emmanuel Mayuka arrived at the teams Ndola camp at midday on Monday.

The trio later took part in Mondays only full training session at Levy Stadium that was initially disrupted by a severe hail storm as the team was about to kick off practice.

However, they were not the first foreign-based players to arrive in camp.

Striker Rodgers Kola of Ironi Kiryat Shmona in Israel and Mamelodi Sundowns defender Hichani Himonde arrived early on Monday morning and were subjected to a mid-morning fitness tests by coach Patrice Beaumelle at Levy Stadium before attending full training with the rest of their Zambia team mates later in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, two other foreign based call-up also took part in Monday training.

Defenders Davies Nkausu and Joseph Musonda of South Africa PSL clubs Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows were part of Monday’s full training.

Beaumelle was by late Monday evening expecting the TP Mazembe duo of Rainford Kalaba and Kabaso Chanda.

Kalaba and Chanda were en route to camp after their 1-1 CAF Champions League first round, first leg draw away to Les Astres on Sunday in Cameroon.

Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene and defender Emmanuel Mbola are the last players expected to join camp on Tuesday.


  1. Renard’s current form. Not bad for a maiden manager in a top European league
    ( Herve Renard former Zambian coach is manager of FC Sochaux Montbeliard )

    FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 2 – 0 Girondins de Bordeaux
    Valenciennes FC 2 – 2 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard
    FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 1 – 0 EA Guingamp
    LOSC Lille 2 – 0 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard
    FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 1 – 0 FC Nantes

    • And how many points are they to their nearest team sbove them which is third and how many points is it to the fourth team? Plus put dates next to those selfsame scores.

  2. This is why we DON’T move FORWARD do you really need these foreign based players against Uganda? This is shear utter LAZINESS. …plus the empty suits at FAZ have resorted back to old habits of organising friendlies on the CHEAP with lowly ranked teams on the FIFA ranking table. If they had BRAINS which the surely lack they would have been in contact with WORLD CUP bond NATIONAL TEAMS and played them. You don’t benefit anything playing these LOWLY RANKED TEAMS. …this is the selfsame reason foreign clubs refuse to release players, the selfsame reason the Lusaka stadium will be a drain on resources like Levy stadium.

    • Jay Jay, understand one thing that there are friendly games which are on FIFA calendar where professional players are allowed to play for their countries. All serious footballing nations take advantage of such friendlies in order to strengthen their teams. If you know football, you will understand that cohesion, tactical approach and team spirit are cardinal. Such friendlies provide opportunities for the technical bench
      to prepare their players in that aspect.

    • Why is Brazil playing RSA? They want to expose their team to as many teams with varying styles of play as you never know who you might meet. Why do you think they played us?

  3. I think there is nothing wrong playing lowly rated teams once in a while as it can help to boost morale of players once they win. do you remeber the camping trip to India before we won the AFCON. That is where players like Chisamba Lungu , Nathan Sinkala, HH, Sunzu gelled together because we did not know them before AFCON. If we lose, the attention will re-focus on the coach. Tomorrow, South Africa is playing at home with Brazil. Good luck Chipolopolo!!

  4. Ok so mailo ine nipa Leviiiiii, watever team we play wats important is uplifting team spirit rather than playing Brazil whom we cant beat!!! Infact thats what Brazil is doing, injecting the winning mentality in the team by playing teams like Zambia, SA and alike. Uganda is infact stronger than Bafana Banyana

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