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Chipolopolo Regroup

THE Zambia National Soccer team has regrouped ahead of the 4-Nation tournament to be held in Uganda.
FAZ Communications manager Sydney Mungala confirmed the development noting that almost all the players selected for camp had reported except for Red Arrows speedy winger Bruce Musakanya who had a family problem to attend too.

Chipolopolo coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has named 42 players for a four day local camp as he closes in on his Chan and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers squads. Micho, a former Orlando Pirates and Zamalek coach has summoned impressive Power Dynamos goal keeper Jackson Kakunta among the five shot stoppers selected for the local camp.

The Serbian has also summoned the Nkana duo of Gift Zulu and Lyson Thole and NAPSA Stars’s Luka Banda and Luka Ng’uni. TO PAGE 19 Kabwe Warriors lethal striker Jimmy Ndlovu and young stars Francisco Mwepu and Joseph Phiri both from Red Arrows and Young Green Eagles Adamson Mulao have made the cut. Micho is expected to trim the number further after the local camp and is expected to remain with 30 players.
As part of refining his squad, Micho will lead the Chipolopolo for a Four-Nation tournament that will run from March 17-21 in Uganda.
Zambia will join host Uganda, Zimbabwe and Mali in a mini-tournament that will be used as part of a warm up for the CHAN.

The Chipolopolo is also preparing for the back-to-back AFCON qualifying fixtures against Botswana on March 26.Foreign based players will join the preparations for the crucial AFCON qualifiers in the final stages of the preparations.

FULL PROVISIONAL SQUAD
GOALKEEPERS
Allan Chibwe (Nkana), Jackson Kakunta, Lawrence Mulenga (both Power Dynamos), Patrick Chooma (KYSA), Lameck Siame (Kabwe Warriors), Richard Nyirenda (Nchanga Rangers)
DEFENDERS
Gift Zulu, Lyson Thole (both Nkana), Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos), Gideon Sichone (Green Buffaloes), Benedict Chepeshi (Red Arrows), Zachariah Chilongoshi, Dominic Chanda (both Kabwe Warriors), Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Luka Banda, Luka Ng’uni (both Napsa Stars), Stephen Chulu (KYSA), Crawford Mwaba (MUZA)
MIDFIELDERS
Rally Bwalya, Fred Mulambia (both Power Dynamos), Gozon Mutale (Green Eagles), Leonard Mulenga (Green Buffaloes), Albert Kangwanda (Kafue Celtic), Collins Sikombe (Napsa Stars), Kelvin Kampamba, Patrick Gondwe (both Nkana), Mukuka Chanda (Gomes), Bruce Musakanya (Red Arrows), Amity Shamende (Green Eagles), Webster Muzaza (Forest Rangers)
STRIKERS
Davy Daka, Kennedy Musonda (both Power Dynamos), Robin Siame (Green Buffaloes), Nkandu Kunda (Gomes), RicksonNg’ambi (MUZA), Emmanuel Chabula (Nkwazi), Tapson Kaseba (Napsa Stars), Francisco Mwepu, Joseph Phiri (both Red Arrows), Adamson Mulao (Young Green Eagles), Jonathan Munalula (Roan United), Jimmy Ndhlovu (Kabwe Warriors)

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