The Zambia Under-17 Squad looks set for the 2016 COSAFA Youth Championship that starts on Friday in Mauritius.

The Junior Chipolopolo team coached by Oswald Mutapa travelled to Mauritius on Tuesday morning after weeks of preparations in Lusaka.

Mutapa has selected 20 players for the competition that was last held in 2014 when Zambia defeated hosts Zimbabwe in the final.

Zambia is in Group B alongside guests Kenya, Malawi and Madagascar.

Zambia plays the opener against Kenya on July 22 before facing Malawi two days later while the final group match against Madagascar will be played on July 26.

Meanwhile, Group A comprises hosts Mauritius, Seychelles, Namibia and South Africa.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Benson Mwale, Edward Mwanza

Defenders: Justine Mwanza, Benjamin Phiri, Kasonde Mulenga, Hillary Mwiinga, Danny Kunda, Ponsirio Kapampa

Midfielders: Musonda Kalale, Nkandu Kunda, Charles Bwalya, Jonathan Tembo, Chanda Mukuka, Sam Mbewe

Strikers: George Nyimbili, Nicholas Mulilo, Samuel Kabwe, Damiano Kola Sam, Castro Siakotela, Mwiza Siwale

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  1. Maybe we should close shop at Senior level and groom this team to mature in 5 years. Our current senior team is nauseating!


  2. Hope this genuine 17 team performs well and graduate to U20 and form a new team for the future.


  3. I wish our boys all the best in their title defence! I’m just worried about ongoing preparations for the 2017 CAF U-20 Youth Championship to be hosted by Zambia, which seem to be proceeding in secret, if at all!…



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