Chipolopolo hit the ground running on Sunday night

Seven foreign-based Chipolopolo call-ups took part in Sunday evenings training session at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

Rainford Kalaba, Nathan Sinkala, Kabaso Chongo, Cletus Chama, Lubambo Musonda,Stopilla Sunzu and Salulani Phiri went through the paces with coach Sven Vandenbroeck just 72 hours before they host Guinea Bissau there in an early evening kickoff on October 10.

Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene of Mamelodi Sundowns, the Orlando Pirates duo of striker Justin Shonga and midfielder Augustine Mulenga also joined camp on Sunday but in the midst of practice.

Three more players are expected from their European bases today and they are Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu of Austrian champions RB Salzburg including striker Fashion Sakala from KV Oostende in Belgium.

Zambia are bottom of Group K in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers, tied on 1 point with Namibia, and are three points behind Guinea Bissau who are level on 4 points with Mozambique.

Meanwhile, Guinea Bissau will host Chipolopolo in the return leg on October 14 in Bissau.


GOALKEEPERS: Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi), Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa)

DEFENDERS: Solomon Sakala, Fackson Kapumbu (both Zesco United), Isaac Shamujompa, Lawrence Chungu (both Buildcon), Luka Banda (Napsa Stars),Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Stopilla Sunzu (Metz ,France), Gideon Sichone (Green Buffaloes)

MIDFIELDERS: Nathan Sinkala, Rainford Kalaba (both TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Cletus Chama (Simba SC, Tanzania), Lubambo Musonda (Gandzasar, Armenia),Salulani Phiri (Polokwane City, South Africa), Jackson Chirwa (Green Buffaloes), Bruce Musakanya (Red Arrows), Enock Mwepu (RB Salzburg, Austria), Augustine Mulenga (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

STRIKERS: Justin Shonga (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Lazarus Kambole (Zesco United), Fashion Sakala (KV Oostende, Belgium), Patson Daka (RB Salzburg, Austria)

Source: Lusaka Times

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