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Alba Iulia
Friday, February 21, 2020

Chiyangi names provisional 2019 COSAFA Cup squad

Sports Chiyangi names provisional 2019 COSAFA Cup squad

Aggrey Chiyangi has unveiled his provisional 24-member home-based Zambia team that goes into pre-2019 COSAFA Cup camp in Lusaka this Sunday.

The three-day camp in Lusaka will include two debut call-ups for the Forest Rangers duo of midfielder Webster Muzaza and the clubs’ top scorer on eight goals, striker Austin Muwowo.

Chiyangi has also handed recalls to striker’s Chitiya Mususu of Zanaco who returns after a two year absence while Moses Phiri from Buildcon is back in the fold for the first time since 2015.

But there is no place for Mususu’s club mate Rodgers Kola who currently leads the charts on 9 goals.

South Africa will host the COSAFA Cup in Durban from May 25 to June 8.

Zambia will kick off their COSAFA Cup campaign on June 2 after enjoying a preliminary group stage bye.

Chipolopolo await the winner from Group B where Namibia, Mozambique, Seychelles and Malawi will battle for that lone last eight qualification spot.

Winner will in the June 5 semifinals play the victor between defending champions Zimbabwe and their prospective opponent from Group A.

Angola, eSwatini, Mauritius and Comoros are the Group A teams vying to face the record six-time winners in the quarterfinals on June 1.

The final is set for June 8 at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Team:
GOALKEEPERS: Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Kelvin Malunga (Nkana), Sebastian Mwange (Green Eagles)

DEFENDERS: Simon Silwimba, Clement Mwape, Mwila Phiri (all Zesco United), Lyton Thole, Gift Zulu (both Nkana), Lawrence Chungu (Zanaco), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Isaac Shamujompa (Buildcon), Thandi Mwape (Kabwe Warriors)

MIDFIELDERS: Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Kelvin Mubanga (Nkana), Clement Mundia (Kabwe Warriors), Webster Muzaza (Forest Rangers), Bruce Musakanya (Red Arrows), Ernest Mbewe (Zanaco), Moses Phiri (Buildcon)

STRIKERS: Austin Muwowo (Forest Rangers), Emmanuel Chabula (Nkwazi), Lazarus Kambole (Zesco United), Chitiya Mususu (Zanaco), Tapson Kaseba (Green Eagles)

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Wait a minute, did I miss out something here? Why is there no mention of the big guns like Justin Shonga, Augustine Mulenga, Mwape Musonda, etc? We’ve not qualified for AFCON2019 and this is the only opportunity for us to reclaim some of our long lost glory. Let’s swallow our pride and avoid what happened in Polokwane last year Zimbabwe featured some foreign based player in that Final

    • Who told you that Zoom, Harry is right Zimbabwe will do the same even this year….. Pride Pride Pride…. Let us assemble a strong team!

  2. @harry so those ping pongs are your BIG GUNS? KUTIWASEKA IT ONLY SHOWS THAT YOU HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF SOCCER LET ALONE ZAMBIAN FOOTBALL KEEP UR SMALL GUN TAMED AND NEVER COMMENT ON ISSUES U DONT KNOW

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