Sven Vandenbroek has set his minimum benchmarks he will assess his local call-ups during Chipolopolo’s month-long, weekly three-day training camps that started today in Lusaka.
Vandenbroek has also named his first 23 domestic call-ups for his initial get together.
“It is not a definitive list because I will have more than one camp I will take in a pool of 30 -35 players and from there on come down to a pool of 23 players later on,” Vandenbroek said.
“What is the focus of this camp? It is to know each other; it won’t be a physical camp. There is no use because in three days you cannot improve their physical state.
“I want to see their intelligence their awareness of space and awareness of skill.
“The list I made is also based on technical skills and dominance
in a game. I don’t like players who wait in their positions; they have to show me dominance.”
Vandenbroek’s list includes six new faces.
They are Nkwazi goalkeeper Charles Muntanga, defenders Gideon Sichone of Green Buffaloes, Nkana’s Gift Zulu and Laison Thole of Kabwe Warriors.
Power Dynamos midfielder Linos Makwaza Jnr, Fellon Sitonya of Buffaloes and James Chibwe from Kabwe Warriors are the other new call-ups.
However, Vandenbroek has left out all the Zesco players who will be away this week in Angola to play Primeiro de Agosto in a 2018 CAF Champions’ League Group D tie on July 27 in Luanda.
Midfielder Cletus Chama is not on the list following his recent move from Lusaka Dynamos to Tanzanian club SC Simba.
GOALKEEPERS:Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi), Lawrence Mulenga (Power Dynamos), Mangani Banda (Zanaco)
DEFENDERS:Gideon Sichone(Green Buffaloes), Gift Zulu (Nkana), Allan Kamwanga, Benson Sakala(both Power Dynamos), Isaac Shamujompa, lawrence Chungu (both Buildcon), Laison Thole (Kabwe Warriors),Mwila Phiri (Lusaka Dynamos)
MIDFIELDERS:Linos Makwaza Jnr,Larry Bwalya (both Power Dynamos), Fellon Sitonya, Mike Katiba, Jack Chirwa (all Green Buffaloes), Jacob Ngulube, Kelvin Mubanga (both Nkana), Charles Zulu (Zanaco), James Chibwe (Kabwe Warriors), Collins Sikombe(Lusaka Dynamos)
STRIKERS:Alex Ngonga (Power Dynamos), Brian Mwila (Buildcon)