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Sven hands Zanaco’s Boyd Musonda debut Chipolopolo call-up

Sports Sven hands Zanaco's Boyd Musonda debut Chipolopolo call-up

Zanaco midfielder Boyd Musonda has received his debut Chipolopolo call-up.

The ex-Zambia Under-20 star and 2017 U20 AFCON winner is among 25 domestic-based players who entered camp in Lusaka on Monday for local trials ahead of Chipolopolo’s2019 AFCON Group K qualifier against Mozambique away in Maputo on November 18.

Musonda has been reunited in the senior setup with two of his former Under-20 team mates who are Zesco United defenders Solomon Sakala and Shemmy Mayembe.

Sakala and Mayembe are Chipolopolo regulars after playing in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers and 2018 COSAFA Cup respectively.

And coach Sven Vandenbroeck has also invited Zambia U20 striker Franisco Mwepu for his second successive local training camp since the October get-together in the run-up to the Group K doubleheader against Guinea Bissau.

Meanwhile, Vandenbroeck is set to name his foreign-based call-ups at the end of the week.

Chipolopolo are bottom of Group K on 4 points, tied with third placed Mozambique but three behind leaders Guinea Bissau and second placed Namibia who meet in Windhoek in a battle for number one on November 17.

GOALKEEPERS: Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi), Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco)

DEFENDERS:Shemmy Mayembe, Simon Silwimba, Solomon Sakala (all Zesco United), Alan Kamwanga, Benson Sakala (both Power Dynamos), Lawrence Chungu, Isaac Shamujompa (both Buildcon), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Luka Banda (Napsa Stars), Lyson Thole (Kabwe Warriors)

MIDFIELDERS: Boyd Musonda (Zanaco), Henry Besa, George Chaloba (both National Assembly), Jackson Chirwa (Green Buffaloes), Clement Mundia (Kabwe Warriors), Bruce Musakanya (Red Arrows), Webster Muzazu (Forest Rangers), Lameck Silwaba (Buildcon), Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles), Benson Kolala (Nchanga Rangers)

STRIKERS: Joseph Phiri (Red Arrows), Lazarous Kambole (Zesco United), Francisco Mwepu (Kafue Celtic)

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