Zambia Under-20 coach Beston Chambeshi is impressed with Zanaco striker Damiano Kola.
The Zambia Under-17 star is part of the provisional 30-member team in camp in Lusaka and is hoping to make the cut for the trip to the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup finals in South Korea next month.
Zambia went into preliminary camp on April 12 ahead of departure for a second trip to Spain on April 23.
“We are happy with the response from the other players whom we called in like Kola from Zanaco,” Chambeshi said.
“The boy is working hard and is adding value into the team.”
Kola, young brother of Zambia striker Rodgers and Zanaco goalkeeper Racha, has already shown flashes of his potential on the domestic front when he featured for Zanaco in the 2017 Charity Shield semifinal match against Nkana that The Bankers lost 3-0 on March 30.
“But I am happy with the overall input from the players in camp,” Chambeshi said.
Meanwhile, the team was joined by Napsa Stars winger Enock Mwepu on Tuesday following his return from trials in Austria.
Striker Edward Chilufya is set to also join camp on Wednesday following his return from trials at Swedish club Djurgardens IF where he signed a memorandum of understanding and should return to the club after the Under-20 wWorld Cup.
But the Zanaco duo of midfielder Boyd Musonda and goalkeeper Mangani Banda have been excused from camp until the clubs weekend league game when the defending FAZ Super Division champions host fellow early season strugglers Mufulira Wanderers.
2017 FAZ Super Division
Nchanga Rangers 1(Bwalya Kasonde 59′)-Nkana 0
Nkwazi 1(Mwila Kabwe 69′)- Lusaka Dynamos 1(Nsofwa Mwansa 71′)
Konkola Blades 1(Frank Chinyama 71′)-Green Buffaloes 0
Red Arrows 1(Stanley Nshimbi 74′)-Lumwana Radiants 1(Hosea Silwimba 8′)
Green Eagles 2(Mwila Phiri 37′, Sepencer Sautu 44′)-Zanaco 1(Kennedy Musonda 73′)
Forest Rangers 1(Green Mumba 84′) -Real Nakonde 1(Danny Silavwe 90′)
Buildcon 0- Kabwe Warriors 0
Power Dynamos 1 (Jimmy Ndhlovu 85′)-Napsa Stars 0
Mufulira Wanderers 1(Rahim Osumanu 50′)-City of Lusaka 4(Noel Phiri 7′, Clement Mundia 27′, Roy Sakwanda 49′, Dominic Mulenshi 62′)
Postponed: Nakambala Leopards-Zesco United
Zesco United- Konkola Blades
2017 CAF CONFEDERATION CUP
Pre-Group Stage Final Leg
Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola
Zesco 3(John Chingandu 24′ 38′, Jesse Were 62′)*-Enugu Rangers 0
*Zesco advance 5-2 on agg
Chitiya Mususu (Napsa Stars):2
Mwila Kabwe (Nkwazi):1
Nsofwa Mwansa(Lusaka Dynamos):1
Frank Chinyama(Konkola Blades):1
Stanley Nshimbi (Arrows):1
Mwila Phiri(Green Eagles):1
Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles):1
Green Mumba (Forest):1
Danny Silavwe (Nakonde):1
Jimmy Ndhlovu(Power Dynamos):1
Rahim Osumanu(Mufulira Wanderers):1
Noel Phiri (City of Lusaka):1
Clement Mundia(City of Lusaka):1
Roy Sakwanda(City of Lusaka):1
Dominic Mulenshi(City of Lusaka):1
Luka Banda(Napsa Stars): 1
Walter Bwalya (Nkana): 1
Kalaba Chikwanda (Nkwazi):1
Chipungu Musukuma (Nkwazi):1
Godfrey Chibangu (Lusaka Dynamos):1
Chris Mugalu(Lusaka Dynamos):1
Cletus Chama(Lusaka Dynamos):1
Godfrey Ngwenya(Power Dyanmos):1
Diamond Chikwekwe (Green Buffaloes):1
Wayne Museba (Mufulira Wanderers):1*
Fwayo Tembo(Power Dynamos):1
Martin Phiri(Power Dynamos):1
Chiyesu Sakafunya(Lumwana Radiants): 1
Andrew Phiri (Green Eagles):1
Justin Mulimo (Nkwazi):1
John Chingandu (Zesco):2
Jesse Were (Zesco)2
Billy Mutale (Power):1
Walter Bwalya (Nkana):1
Ronald Kampamba (Nkana): 1
Joseph Musonda (Nkana ): 1
David Owino(Zesco): 1
Larry Bwalya (Power): 1
Lyson Sikaonga (Power):1
Jesse Were (Zesco):2
John Chingandu (Zesco):2
David Owino (Zesco):2
Kondwani Mtonga(Zesco United):1
Taonga Bwembya (Zanaco): 1
Kwame Attram (Zanaco):1