Chambeshi Names Cosafa Provisional Squad

Chipolopolo stand-in coach Beston Chambeshi has summoned 27 players for camp in the final stretch of preparation for the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup to be held in Limpopo Province of South Africa.

Team manager Hastings Ndovi released the names to saying the players are expected in camp on Sunday (today) and will not break camp,

Zambia will join the 2018 tournament at the quarterfinal stage where they will face Namibia.

The 2017 runners up have named a squad comprising players from the last year’s U20 Africa Cup winning side that have graduated to U23 with the hope of giving them senior team action.

Among the notables are Mangani Banda, Shemmy Mayembe and Boston Muchindu, Chrispine Sakulanda and Ngosa Sunzu.

Zambia will leave for South Africa on May 27 with the tournament running up to June 9.



Kenny Mumba (Red Arrows), Mangani Banda (Zanaco), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi)


Billy Mutale (Power Dynamos), Bournwell Silengo, Shemmy Mayembe (Zesco United), Isaac Shamujompa (Buildcon), Martin Kaonga (Nakambala Leopards), Thandie Mwape (Kabwe Warriors), Henry Besa (National Assembly), Boston Muchindu (Nkana), Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos)


Kelvin Kapumbu (Lumwana Radiants), Clatous Chama, Collins Sikombe (Lusaka Dynamos), Larry Bwalya, Kelvin Kampamba, Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Jack Chirwa (Green Buffaloes), Ngosa Sunzu (Buildcon), John Ching’andu (Zesco United), Chrispine Sakulanda (Red Arrows), Charles Zulu (Zanaco)

Ronald Kampamba (Nkana), Lazarous Kambole (Zesco United), Martin Phiri (Zanaco), Emmanuel Chabula (Kitwe United)

(Source: FAZ Media)


  1. Bamuna

    Arguably the best coach currently Zambia has.

  2. Don Collion

    What is Mangani Banda doing in the squad wen he does not even make bench at Zanaco

    • ROKA

      Iyo!Jealous at its worst!Was Mangani known be fore being called for u20 squad? Let’s be positive please!

      • Owen mutaka

        Yess he was known during the zone six games….

    • Eric

      Mangani is a good goal keeper. You who are questioning his capabilities were behind him supporting him all the way through the under 20 Africa and World Cup. Let’s not be limited. Let’s not wait until someone is entirely finish like chikolopo for us to replace. Ba NUMBA SHOULD give the boy support and the chance he deserves. According to me as a senior sports man

  3. Claps James Mphande

    Good team

  4. Jms

    Don collion keep quite this is our country if you keep on talking rubbish you will be DEPORTED well done these are the coaches we should promote I’m praying for you to be recognized for the SECOND TIME may the Almighty be with you we are behind you do the best as your name can talk for its self

    • Hebk


    • Eric

      Good and encouraging words

  5. zambian

    Great team looking forward to seen the troph in our country

  6. zek man

    Let us hope it makes proudly as zambians , even if we have an Economic challenge in our Beautiful country because of poor leadership

  7. CROSS B

    U are the greatest, I be live we will small again one Zambia one people one nation one bola.

  8. Benny

    Good team selection hope these players will do make us proud unlike John mwangenis

  9. ROKA

    Exposure is very important, not crying mercenary coaches wh come here for quick money and leave nothing in terms of technical know how.Bestone must be supported by all real Zambian football supporter by making encouraging remarks, especially by the so called football analysts!!

  10. Goma W V

    Kikiki some of the players the don’t even play in their clubs….selecting ma players sitilesa manje kasankidwe

  11. Abraham Masauso

    Ha!! Imwe were is fashion.

  12. haggai kapepa

    Lets wait and see MR quick silver

  13. Jms

    THE PROBLEM WE HAVE LET TELL YOU OPENLY WITHOUT FEAR AND FERVOR its FAZ create competition small teams and big teams must compet according to their size if you have Amateur north vs Amateur south you will see the result by this you are looking for better players all over the country


    Gud team indeed

  15. umuntu mutwe

    Great team selection now where is fashion?

  16. Benny

    Imwe Fashion was under 20 in 2016 are u expect him to continue to be under20 this year again?

  17. Benny

    We need 2 discover new talents Fashion plays in Europe now why should we Call him again? Zambian players are poor they lack confidence look at Chisamba he is back home despite saying that he would be heed 2 England after Russia.

  18. Zachariah

    Nice Team

  19. JACK

    Even If The Economy Is Not Stable Atleast Football Is Making Us Busy,all The Best To The Squad If We Did It Last Year Wat Wil Stop Us This Year.Go Boys Go Ni Bola Na lesa

  20. Chisoni promise zimba

    Wat abt mwepu

  21. kassy

    any way gud team,what about mwila

  22. Ichinyo

    Good selection

  23. Nyeletu

    Good selection

  24. sakalanyongo

    Wow nic selection


    Twatotela pali iyo squard mupangile ba chambeshi wesu kabili eemutima tulefwaya

  26. chambeshi willdeliver

    gud selection ba quik silver,we also nid mwepu,chilufya,daka 4 confidence sake
    big up tho mr humbleman,lov ur tactics

  27. Hebk

    Its not good squad. Too many bench warmers at club level. Muleyangala …

  28. happy mubiana

    Gud selection ba chambeshi

  29. Jr

    Good squad

  30. Alex Brilliant Kavwala

    Good squad ba chambeshi

  31. Francis chu'lu

    I like that one

  32. Kachama Gift

    Atleast this makes sence

  33. Siakatanga David

    The team is good but striking force is not good we need who fight for ball not waiting it to be given please next time chose players who are hungry for goals.

    • Siakatanga Davidi

      The team is good but striking force is not good we need players who fight for ball not waiting it to be given please next time chose players who are hungry for goals.

  34. luck muwaya

    Good team, wish you all the best

  35. vernon

    good selection at least

  36. Ranel Kalungu

    good squard but next time don’t leave out P Daka, E Mwepu, B Mwila, A Mulenga and shonga they have good striking force. All the best mr coach

  37. Mlongoti

    gud team but we nid stricking force

  38. bless k aka maplos

    zambia is known to be the one of the good teams in africa now the problem is we dont have strickers who fight for the ball, remember what happens to the last cosafa and what happened during the four nations tournament.,please ba chambeshi work on it……any way lets support our local team

  39. Musa Zimba

    Those who are saying gud selection,they don’t watch local league,it is full of bench warmers, anyway we will see on Saturday,we can’t say much.

  40. Alex Phiri

    Beston Chambeshi is one of best coaches Zambia has ever had,but please don’t leave p.Daka & E.Mwepu eba panga team.

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