Zambia’s Camp for Uganda Match Starts Today in Johannesburg

African champions, Zambia, have regrouped for Saturday’s decisive 2013 AFCON final round, return leg qualifier against Uganda with a four-day training camp in Johannesburg.

Coach Herve Renard has made only one inclusion from the initial list he announced three weeks ago welcoming Under-20 midfielder Mukuka Mulenga.

Mulenga, a Power Dynamos midfielder, is among the Zambian home based players and connected from Mali to Johannesburg with Renard where they had gone for the Africa Youth Championship.

The local players in the team that left Lusaka for Johannesburg yesterday are midfielder Thomas Nyirenda, Portugal-based defender Emmanuel Mbola, goalkeepers Danny Munyao and Joshua Titima.

Zambia’s South Africa-based players expected in the team include goalkepper Kennedy Mweene, Davies Nkausu, Joseph Musonda, Kampamba Chintu and Noah Chivuta.

TP Mazembe players Hichani Himoonde, Francis Kasonde, Rainford Kalaba, Nathan Sinkala and Stopilla Sunzu, who were committed in a CAF Champions League against Esperance which ended goalless, are expected later today.

The three players based in China which include captain Christopher Katongo, James Chamanga and Isaac Chansa will arrive Tuesday at the same time England-based striker Emmanuel Mayuka.

Sudan-based forward Jonas Sakuwaha, striker Jacob Mulenga who features for Dutch side FC Utrecht, Russia-based midfielder Chisamba Lungu, Israel-based midfielder William Njobvu, the Angola-based duo of Lawrence Phiri and Felix Katongo should also arrive in Johannesburg not later than Tuesday.

Zambia beat Uganda 1-0 in the first leg four weeks ago but can gain qualification to the Africa Cup if they draw or win at Namboole Stadium in Kampala, Uganda on Saturday.

The Squad
Kennedy Mweene, Daniel Munyao and Joshua Titima
Stopilla Sunzu, Hichani Himonde, Lawrence Phiri, Davies Nkausu, Emmanuel Mbola, Kampamba Chintu and Joseph Musonda
Rainford Kalaba, Felix Katongo, Isaac Chansa, William Njobvu, Nathan Sinkala, Francis Kasonde, Chisamba Lungu, Thomas Nyirenda, Noah Chivuta and Mukuka Mulenga.
Emmanuel Mayuka, Christopher Katongo, Jacob Mulenga, James Chamanga and Jonas Sakuwaha.

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