Midfielder Rainford kalaba has received praise from Zambia coach Honour Janza after captaining the side with distinction in last Sundays friendly win over Sudan in Lusaka.
Janza made a bold decision to hand the TP Mazembe midfielder the captain’s armband for the first time in Zambia’s 3-1 friendly win over Sudan at National Heroes Stadium.
“He showed leadership outside and on the pitch,” Janza said.
“It will always be a great honour to himself that he captained the team and guided the team to victory.”
Kalaba is expected to be Zambia’s key man in midfield against Mozambique in Saturday’s 2015 Africa Cup group F qualifier at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.