Striker Emmanuel Mayuka is set to make his Zambia return in next week’s friendly against Ethiopia.

Mayuka made a surprise return to Zambia this week after a six month layoff after suffering a groin injury at the 2015 Africa Cup in Equatorial Guinea.

Mayuka, who has been training with Zambia since Tuesday, is part of Honour Janza’s 18-member team that leaves for Addis Ababa on Friday ahead of the June 8 friendly.

“I am Ok now, fully fit and I am just trying to get more game time to try and get back to my level best. At the moment I feel good and it is good to be back in training,” Mayuka said.

“I have played some games with the Southampton Under-21’s which was a good thing for me in trying to be fit which I am now.”

Meanwhile, Zambia will fly back straight to Ndola from Addis after the friendly ahead of their opening 2017 africa Cup Group E qualifier against Guinea Bissau at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on June 13.

Team:

Goalkeepers: Danny Munyao (Red Arrows), Jacob Banda (Zesco United)

Defenders: Donashano Malama (Nkana), Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Fackson Kapumbu (Zanaco), Emmanuel Mbola (Hapoel Ra’anana, Israel), Aaron Katebe (FC Platinum, Zimbabwe), Christopher Munthali (Power Dynamos), Kayawe Kapota (Nkana)

Midfielders: Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United), Nathan Sinkala (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Allan Mukuka (Green Buffaloes), Kennedy Mudenda (Power Dynamos)

Strikers: Given Singuluma (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Patson Daka (Nchanga Rangers), Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton, England), Evans Kangwa (Hapoel Ra’anana, Israel)

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7 COMMENTS

  1. This is truly laughable how can he be declaring himself fit when he didn’t even make on to the bench of Southampton’s last 3 matches!

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  2. So instead of calling up a striker who’s consistently featuring for his club (e.g. Rogers Kola/Jacob Mulenga), this “coach” is calling up a bench warmer.

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  3. Am yet to build my hope for chipolopolo otherwise they are finished,we ar being pushed left right and center by small teams, sory there ar no more small teams thats y they ar now feasting on us

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  4. Why has this young man been picked? Is it not one of the reasons we shall not go anywhere in football because of such decisions?

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  5. That miss kicked us out of AFCON, Janza please drop these three: Mbola, Munthali and even Mweene (talks too much). Good that Jacob Banda is back, that guy will surely compete with Munyao.

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  6. Mayuka doesnt play so whats the idea ba Janza? May be you should also pick Kalusha since he doesnt play too

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