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Larry Bwalya gets Zambia recall

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Zambia national team players go through a training session under theguidance of Head Coach Herve Renard (right) and Physical Trainer Patrice Beaumelle at the Olympic Youth Development Center in Lusaka
FILE: Zambia national team players go through a training session 

Power Dynamos midfielder Larry Bwalya has been recalled to the Zambia fold for the first time in two years.

Bwalya has been in hot form for 4th placed Power this season scoring four league goals and over seven assists for the Kitwe side.

He is one of 26 home-based players who enter camp in Lusaka on September 25 vying for a place on the plane to face Nigeria away in a penultimate 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B qualifier on October 7 in Uyo.

Bwalya’s last callup was in October,2015 for a friendly against Egypt.

Also on the provisional list of domestic callups is Nkwazi midfielder Lameck Banda.

Banda captained the Zambia U17 to their debut victory in the 2017 Cosafa U17 Cup final when they beat hosts Mauritius 3-0 in the final.

Banda finished joint top scorer at the tournament in July on five goals.

Meanwhile , Nyirenda is set to name his foreign-based callups within the next few days.


Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Kelvin Malunga (Nkana),Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos)


Simon Silwimba,Fackson Kapumbu (both Zesco United),Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco),Donashano Malama,  Boston Muchindu,Moses Nyondo (all Nkana), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Isaac Shamujompa (Power Dynamos), Webster Mulenga(Red Arrows)


Godfrey Ngwenya,Larry Bwalya (both Power Dynamos),Kondwani Mtonga, John Ching’andu,Misheck Chaila (all Zesco United) Ernest Mbewe , Augustine Mulenga (both Zanaco), Mike Katiba, Diamond Chikwekwe, Jack Chirwa (all Green Buffaloes),Lameck Banda (Nkwazi)


Martin Phiri, Alex Ng’onga (both Power Dynamos), Lubinda Mundia (Red Arrows)


  1. iTS GOOD TO SEE A FEW TONGAS AND LOZIS , to assist in Training but DEBUNK all of them for the FINAL SQUAD the team does well when its ONLY BEMBAS AND EASTERNERS cos. of language and political unity I CANT IMAGINE A TONGA PLAYING AND HE WANTS TO CALL FOR A BALL HE WILL SPEAK LIKE ..eh badala amundipe bola HOW WOULD FASHION SAKALA UNDERSTAND TO SUCH COCKROACHES?

  2. Very inconsistant coach.
    Where is Justin Shonga again?
    On Fwayo… No one knows.
    The size of players in Algeria was better, you go back to gather paper weights.

  3. Ask me? Two positions that needs serious attention, number 2 and 6 are the positions that needs attention. Silwimba is not bad but if you want to tame guys like Moses and Ighalo you need speed and resilient defenders not who who will not be easily bitten and see Silwimba may not be that person he had several falls when playing with Algeria. A King pin is what Sinkala does protect the defenders and if not so let the young and energetic Banda Emmanuel play that role to counter the Nigerians. Rumination!

  4. The history OF Zambian coaches is the same. They fight with players. So pali ka issue pali Justin Shonga and I’m sure the same goes for Sinkala. He currently don’t have a midfielder of Sinkala’s type. What we have are defending or attacking yet we need a holding midfieder and they are an endangered specy in any national team but vital

  5. This you are in for a shocker destiny. Zambia likes it when it is underrated! Football will be won on the pitch not on internet. The best teem will win.

  6. I always wonder about Alex but 10, 8, 3 plus me agree… but soccer is full of surprises. I hope there is something we are missing. I personally am against the young star I would rather have Conryde. Conryde needs someone to help him pschologically. In my opinion the boy is awesome and a marvel to watch

  7. Ngo’onga is mobile he is able to take on defenders and puts them under pressure hence chances start coming our way, look at statics on the games he was introduced. my cry is let the coach consider Nathan and Charlie Musonda junior since there are rumors of him getting a green national card. Nathan will protect the defence allowing Mwepu to flow my thoughts.

  8. N’gonga is heavy and stable on the ball. He easily plows through the defence like a sharp knife cutting meat. I’m sure he shall perform wonders this time.

  9. N’gonga ploughing through which players. The guy doesn’t even have ball skills to talk of. He lacks confidence at internatinal level, In Algeria he was just an embarrassment. Please drop him immediately. Dont we have strickers in the Zanbian league for N’gonga to be among the best?

  10. Its true Alex leaves much to be desired. But the coach earlier explain why he still includes Alex in his plan. The points were as follows.
    1. N’GONGA’S Speed makes defenders to be close to him, this gives space to other strikers to have room to run with the ball. In short gives other players an opportunity to score.
    2. He his able to create chances that other strikers don’t creates. All he needs is technical training on his shooting and final touches. So if he is dropped now, who is going to help the player develop. At national level the raining given to the players is different with that of club level. At national level is purely tactical and the emphasis is on playing your game plan while frequently monitoring your opponents style of play. Even world class players sometimes fail…

  11. Better be frugal and state conserve your energy for Afcon qualifiers. These are players that will come and confront super eagles of Nigeria. Are you bringing them to Nigeria to come learn soccer or to compete? Super eagles have already booked their tickets in Russia.

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