Suspended Napsa Stars defender Boyd Mkandawire has been named in the provisional 26-member Zambia Under-23 squad to face Cote d’Ivoire in the 2015 Caf under-23 Cup qualifier on 1st August in Lusaka.
Mkandawire is ineligible for the Lusaka return match after receiving a red card in the first leg, final round qualifier in Abidjan at the weekend.
It is not yet clear why the youngster has been included in the Fighton Simukonda coached Under-23 team at the expence several players who are eligible for this crucial game.
Meanwhile, Simukonda has named Israel-based defender Emmanuel Mbola in the squad.
According to FAZ spokesperson Nkweto Tembwe, the team regroups in Lusaka on Sunday.
Goalkeepers: Toaster Nsabatha (Zanaco), Kenny Mumba (Red Arrows), Lawrence Mulenga (Kabwe Warriors)
Defenders: Boyd Mkandawire (Napsa Stars),Kapota Kayawe (Nkana),Benedict Chepeshi (Red Arrows), Benson Sakala (Red Arrows),
Emmamuel Mbola (Hapoel Ra’anana, Israel),Benard Mapili (Zesco United),Salulani Phiri ( Zanaco),Solomon Sakala (Kabwe Warriors)
Midfielders: Mulenga Mukuka (Mamelodi Sundowns), Jackson Chirwa (Green Buffaloes), Shadreck Malambo (Red Arrows), Charles Zulu (Zanaco),John Chingandu (Zesco United), Jacob Ngulube (Mufulira Wanderers),Kelvin Mubanga, Larry Bwalya (both Power Dynamos), Lubambo Musonda (unattached),Bruce Musakanya (Red Arrows)
Strikers: Moses Phiri (Zanaco),Noble Rumsey (unattached),Patson Daka (Power Dynamos),Ronald Kampamba (Wadi Degla, Egypt), Friday Samu (Green Buffaloes).