Midfielder Kelvin Mubanga has been axed from Nkana’s trip to Cote d’Ivoire to face San Pedro this weekend in their 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup pre-group stage final leg date in Abidjan.
Coach Beston Chambeshi declined to comment on the influential midfielder’s absence but sources familiar with the development indicated that he has been cut out of the team due to disciplinary issues.
Mubanga was yellow carded in the 30th minute of the first leg against San Pedro on January 12 that Nkana won 3-0 at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.
But Mubanga persisted with his unsporting behavior after the caution forcing Chambeshi to replace him with Chisamba Lungu in the 44th minute.
Also out of the trip is midfielder Shadreck Musonda who had a modest performance last weekend.
Meanwhile, Nkana left for Abidjan on Wednesday afternoon ahead of Sunday’s final leg tie.
A draw or a 2-0 loss will suffice to see Nkana qualify to the CAF Confederation Cup group stage for the first time since 2014.
Goalkeepers: Allan Chibwe, Kelvin Malunga
Defenders: Hassan Ramadhani,Laison Thole,Richard Ocran,Joseph Musonda, Given Sinyangwe,Ben Banh,Musa Mohammed Mayeko
Midfielders: Harrison Chisala,Fred Tshimenga,Obed Masumbuko,Shadreck Malambo,Duncan Otieno,Chisamba Lungu,Kasonde Bwalya
Strikers: Walter Bwalya, Simon Bwalya, Ronald Kampamba, Festus Mbewe