Zambia release team list ahead of Super Eagles clash

The Chipolopolos of Zambia have named a 33-man provisional squad for next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria with overseas stars Rainford Kalaba, Kennedy Mweene and Stoppila Sunzu all included.

The other foreign-based call-ups of Collins Mbesuma (Highlands Park/South Africa), Chisamba Lungu (Ural/Russia), Lewis Macha (Kaizer Chiefs/South Africa), as well as Nathan Sinkala, Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe/DRC) and Kalengo Winstone (AC Leopards/DRC),

The bulk of the squad is drawn from the domestic league with seven players from CAF Champions League semi-finalists Zesco United.

The squad was picked by assistant coach Wedson Nyirenda.

Zambia will play host to Nigeria in Ndola on October 9.

The squad:

 GOALKEEPERS: Jacob Banda (Zesco United), Kennedy Mwene (Mamelodi Sundowns/South Africa), Rocha Kola (Zanaco)

DEFENDERS: Lawrence Chungu  (Power Dynamos), Fackson Kapumbu (Zanaco), Simon Silwimba (Zesco United), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Kabaso Chongo (T.P Mazembe/DRC), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco), George Chilufya (Zanaco), Stoppila Sunzu (Lille/France), Billy Mutale (Power Dynamos), Malama Donashano (Nkana)

MIDFIELDERS: Charles Zulu (Zanaco), Fwayo Tembo  (Power Dynamos), Kalaba Rainford  (T.P Mazembe/DRC), Chota Chama Clatous, John Chin’gandu  (Zesco United), Jack Chirwa (Green Buffaloes), Misheck Chaila  (Zesco United), Richard Kasonde  (Zanaco), Nathan Sinkala  (T.P Mazembe/DRC), Rodrick Kabwe  (Zanaco), Sautu Spencer  (Green Eagles), Mwape Mwelwa  (Zesco United), Chisamba Lungu  (Ural/Russia)

STRIKERS: Justin Shonga  (Nkwazi), Jackson Mwanza  (Zesco United), Kalengo Winstone  (AC Leopards/DRC), Lewis Macha  (Kaizer Chiefs/South Africa), Patson Daka  (Power Dynamos), Collins Mbesuma  (Highlands Park/South Africa)

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