U-20 Stars Light up Chipolopolo Preps

Coach Wedson Nyirenda has welcomed the headache of having to select the starting eleven for Saturday’s Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria after a hundred percent turnout of players summoned to duty.

Nyirenda told at Nkoloma Stadium after the morning training session that competition in the team was very high.

“It is always a headache for the coach when you have a lot of good players, but it is our job to look at that. There are a lot of things that we look at. I think it will not be a big problem for us to pick the right team,” he said.

“We have a lot of competition, we have a wonderful group in camp. There is too much competition in the team. Everyone is looking forward to play.”

All the players summoned to duty have reported to camp except Sweden based Edward Chilufya who has been excused to sort out his resident permit in that country.

Meanwhile Nyirenda had all the pieces for Saturday’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier with 31 players going through the paces at Nkoloma Stadium.

Nyirenda is spoilt for choice with all but one of the summoned players reporting for duty ahead of the clash against Algeria in a Group B encounter set for Heroes Stadium.

There was a try-out of the now tested central defence partnership of Stoppila Sunzu and Ziyo Tembo with Fackson Kapumbu and Simon Silwimba in wing back positions while on the other end Billy Mutale and Isaac Shamujompa marshalled the backline with Adrian Chama and Roderick Kabwe completing the formation.

Chisamba Lungu and Donashano Malama were in the engine room while a strike partnership of Patson Daka and Brian Mwila was deployed.

For the other string there was Enock Mwepu and Kondwani Mtonga at the heart of midfield with Martin Phiri partnering Alex Ng’onga upfront.

Augstine Mulenga and Ernest Mbewe took the right and left wings.

Algeria is expected in the country on Thursday at 21:00 hours at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.


Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns,South Africa),Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco),Allan Chibwe (Powwer Dynamos)

Donashano Malama,Moses Nyondo, Boston Muchindu (all Nkana),Roderick Kabwe (Ajax Cape Town, South Africa),Ziyo Tembo
(Zanaco), Isaac Shamujompa,Billy Mutale (both Power Dynamos),Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes),Webster Mulenga (Red Arrows),Stopilla Sunzu (Arsenal Tula,Russia), Fackson Kapumbu, Simon Silwimba (both Zesco United)

Kondwani Mtonga, John Chingandu, Misheck Chaila (all Zesco United),Emmanuel Banda (KV Oostende,Belgium), Enock Mwepu
(Liefering, Austria),Ernest Mbewe (Zanaco),Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco), Clatous Chama(both Lusaka Dynamos), Godfrey Ngwenya (Power Dynamos), Chisamba Lungu (Allanyespor-Turkey), Fwayo Tembo (Lusaka Dynamos)

Patson Daka (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Brian Mwila (Platinum Stars South Africa), Justin Shonga (Nkwazi) Martin Phiri, Alex Ngonga (both Power Dynamos),Fashion Sakala (Spartak Moscow II,Russia)

(Source: FAZ MEDIA)


  1. Abitone

    This is a great team selection ahead of the game on Sarurday.Let’s support our team Go Chipolopolo! Go Chipolopolo! All the best as we hope to carry the day.

  2. Ashos mainga

    Am happy with that play you bring it thanks for that line up

  3. Mbayo Jackson

    Guys just pray to God he is still there for us…… I like the players in Camp just train hard guys you can do it….

    • isaac

      I promise you my fellow Zambians that the am shall do very well no matter what happens we will win or draw the match God is going to make us proud as a country of unity

  4. Mpelo Saulo

    bola na lesa, go zambia go

  5. Costern mapepuka

    Wishes u the guys.
    Go Zambia Go chipolopolo .
    Bola a leza.

  6. Fred

    I like the lineup ,what is remaining Ku wins go Zambia go the nation is behind you

  7. Christopher mwelwa

    Be determined when conducting line up. Don’t be interfered by any 1. Come on wada, show leadship. 2nil home en away in favour of Zambians?


    I am happy with this lineup & i guese the formation w’ll be 4,3,3.If the squard wll be like this then the team wll victory.all best guyz

  9. bright mwelwa

    gud lineup gud prayers a swell all the best guys, de nation is behind you. 2nile in favour of chipolopolo

  10. chifuchi charles

    Go zambia go! u win.

  11. Khays

    Go Zambia Go we are behind you guys do the best you can.

  12. jc jack

    My fellow Zambian our team is good but defence isn’t strong enough , first game kapumbu ws fear the striker of Nigeria so is very difficult to deliver

  13. jc jack

    My fellow Zambian our team is good but defence isn’t strong enough , first game kapumbu ws fear the striker of Nigeria so is very difficult to deliver.

  14. Toshmam

    Go Zambia Go,we are together in spirit

    • Phiriandrew630

      We want troth so that the nation should suprz

  15. Christ kid Enerst

    Proud of the team,fashion sakala I see u ma man with God u will deliver no doubts…

  16. Justin

    Good Team

  17. job or yobo

    Wat about Solomon sakala and keeper Emmanuel banda.


    All Zambian you need to play hard nothing imposible to God will get a better results.

  19. Emmanuel sangulukani banda

    Die a little for mother Zambia gentlemen, we are behind you.
    In fact we’ll be together both physically in the stadium and in spirit.gooo !!!! Zambia goooo…..!!!

  20. Rapha

    Bola na Lesa Zambia 2-1 Algeria

  21. chisenga gospel

    Boys we don’t pray here where you have come. Mulekonka fwe bakalamba ok

  22. phiriandrew630

    go Zambia go ,but don’t allow early goes .prz let’s win we are supporting u.

  23. melvin lenge

    Zambia win 2

  24. Sir B

    Go Zambia, GO Chipolopo.we believe boyss can deliver

  25. mr vier

    K mweene.
    Kapumbu, sunzu, z tembo, silwimba.
    C lungu, k mtonga, computer mwepu.
    Mbuzi z f tembo, p daka,f sakala or e chilufya

  26. malama

    guys please pray to God…..
    we are behind you..
    go Zambia go.

  27. Motivation

    If the squard keeps on being like this, then Russia is our final destination, However, there shouldnt be relaxation at all, infact we should score as early as possible by atleast 2 goals coz Algelia is not a team to mess with, Forcus on the defence…

  28. Jackson

    #Go Zambia ?? ?? go!!!…

  29. kstar

    bola na lesa we are wining formation 433

  30. mumba borniface

    gudlineup ba coach we are behind you people……

  31. Saint

    Go chipolopolo go Zambia national football team we’ll support you I am optimistic this time around you will make it to Russia 2018

  32. jack

    Goooooooo Zambla Goooooo we ar behind u guyz





  35. Rabson

    Good selection if players, but you should also make a good lineup, go Zambia go.

  36. Uncle .D

    Ftb is an entertaining game,4 that lineup Zambia will carry the day & we are always behind u GO-GO-GO,TULEWINA.

  37. Diamond

    This lineup is very very interesting. It will be a tough game on Saturday. Good selection Mr coach.

  38. mpundu davies

    Comment patson daka with a goal.

  39. kacha clement

    Good jst misn BA skiper

  40. kedwa

    cant wait anylonger for a 2-0 victory

  41. kondwani

    cant wait anylonger for a 2-0 victory

  42. Winston mambo

    Go guyz go,we are there for you

  43. Chisanga

    Goooo zambia gooo support your local team!!!

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