George Lwandamina has named his final 18-member team to face Namibia this Sunday away in Windhoek in a 2016 CHAN first round, first leg qualifier.

Ten members of the team return to face Namibia a month after losing on post-match penalties to the latter in the 2015 Cosafa Cup quarterfinals in South Africa on May 24 in Rustenburg.

Also making the travelling party is veteran midfielder Buchizya Mfune who is set for his first Zambia cap this weekend.

However, Lwandamina has dropped Zanaco goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata, Napsa Stars defender Boyd Mkandawire,Webster Mulenga from Nakambala Leopards including the Red Arrows duo of midfielder Shadreck Malambo and defender Benedict Chepeshi.

Zambia will host Namibia in the final leg on July 4 with the winner over both legs to face victor of the other first round tie between Mozambique and The Seychelles in the final round decider in October for a place at next years finals in Rwanda.

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

Defenders: Donashano Malama (Nkana), Christopher Munthali (Power Dynamos), Fackson Kapumbu (Zanaco), Bronson Chama (Red Arrows), Jack Chirwa (Green Buffaloes)

Midfielders:Buchizya Mfune (Green Buffaloes), Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Justin Zulu, Kondwani Mtonga (both Zesco United), Charles Zulu (Zanaco)

Forwards: Winston Kalengo, Jackson Mwanza (both Zesco United), Patson Daka (Nchanga Rangers), Patrick Ngoma (Red Arrows), Allan Mukuka (Green Buffaloes), Jimmy Ndhlovu (Power Dynamos)

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  1. I thought FAZ is engaging an expatriate coach this week. Lwandamina will be the first Zambian coach to be incharge of the national team for less than two weeks. Too bad for chicken George.


  2. A critical look at the midfielders reveal what looks likely a problem again – absence of creative midfilders going forward. Kondwani Mtonga and Justine Zulu are the most experienced and are thus likely to be the ones to play.In my view the two are defence minded midfielders. May be the young lad Charles Zulu.

    What worrries some of us are situations where the midfield clearly under performs and the Coaching staff and supporters hasten to heap the blame on strikers. Lets identify players who are quick on the ball capable of taking defenders and with those defence splitting passes. Short of that we will looking at leaves on why the tree is drying when the problem is at the roots.



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