Charly Musonda has received a call-up for Zambia’s 20-17 Africa Cup qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville.
George Lwandamina has decided to summon the 19-year-old Real Betis and Belgium Under-21 international midfielder who is eligible to play for the country of his parents birth.
Second placed Zambia will play leaders Congo in a Group E doubleheader on March at home and on March 27 away with both teams tied on four points after two games played in the qualifiers.
“Chipolopolo Coach George Lwandamina has extended an invitation to Charly Musonda junior to join the National Soccer team which will play Congo Brazzaville in the next three weeks,” The Football Association of Zambia stated.
“This is subject to clearance by FIFA on his eligibility to play for Zambia.
“Lwandamina says he is fully aware of the allure for Charley to feature for Belgium. However the coach is very hopeful that the part of his heritage with both parents being Zambian will sway it for the Chipolopolo team.”
Musonda, the son of ex-Zambia star midfielder Charles Musonda, has played five games for Betis so far scoring one goals.