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Chipolopolo Regroup for Madrid Trip

A full strength Chipolopolo squad heading to Morocco and Spain for three international friendly matches had their first training session this morning at Edwin Imboela Stadium.

All the players summoned for duty except Stoppilla Sunzu have reported for duty with Coach Beston Chambeshi and his bench leading the team through the paces.

Sunzu who stars for promoted Ligue1 outfit Metz has been excused due an injury.

The rest of the players called for duty joined the training session.

Chambeshi said that he was happy with the turn out of the players summoned for duty.

“I think it is very important for me personally and also for us as a team because we haven’t qualified for AFCON. It is also a good platform for us to stay in shape and to work towards our future goals,” he said.

“It doesn’t mean that if we haven’t qualified that then we have to stop even being together and work on other areas.”

Chambeshi said that missing out on Africa Cup qualification provided an opportunity for Zambia to pick up the pieces.

“It is very important that we can be considered for these friendly games amongst other countries and it means that they know we have something to offer,” he said.

Zambia will play Cameroon on June 9 in Madrid before facing Gambia on June 12 and wind up their matches with Morocco on June 17.

Morocco invited Zambia for an international camp from June 7-18 as part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2017.

FAZ signed a two-year football development co-operation agreement with the Royal Football Federation of Morocco (FRM).

The partnership is aimed at developing football standards in the respective countries.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) covers areas of youth development, senior teams, and refereeing, camping teams, coaching programmes and medical research and analysis.

FULL SQUAD

(GOALKEEPERS)

Allan Chibwe (Nkana), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi)

(DEFENDERS)

Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe-DRC), Ziyo Tembo (Al Shoula-Saudi Arabia), Kebson Kamanga (Nkwazi), Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos), Moses Nyondo (Nkana), Shemmy Mayembe (Zesco United)

(MIDFIELDERS)

Donashano Malama (Chippa United-RSA), Gamphani Lungu (SuperSport United-RSA), Salulani Phiri (Polokwane City-RSA), Enock Mwepu (Red Bull Salzburg-Austria), Emmanuel Banda (AS Beziers-France), Kings Kangwa (Buildcon), Justin Shona, Augustine Mulenga (both Orlando Pirates-RSA),

(STRIKERS)

Patson Daka (Red Bull-Austria), Fashion Sakala (KV Oostende-Belgium)

(Source: FAZ Media)

26 Comments

  1. SOCCER LOVERS

    Make sure u get strikers, look what is happening in DURBAN zambia has failed to win in 90mts just depend on penalt shootout.

  2. John chama

    It’s a very good and strong team please play to your level best GUYZ.nifwe tulwalilamo bp if u don’t know.wish u a good luck guys.

  3. SOCCER ANALYSER

    we wishing you all the best guys,,,,,first of all where is LAZOROUS KAMBOLE ???????

    • BA D

      #SOCCER_ANALYSER
      Lazarus kambole he is playing COSAFA CUP KU @South Africa, ,,you didn’t see him playing.Kambole ali ku cosafa

    • Nebart kalunga

      He is in South Africa with the cosafa squad

  4. BA D

    okay nice squad ba chambishi and make sure we win some matches …..all the best to copper bullet boys we are behind you guy’s 👏👏👏👏👍👍👍

    • Daniel Banda

      There is a coach by the name Chambishi with the national team. We have Mr Beston Chambeshi there.

  5. Steven

    What of triple C ? I mean Cletus Chama is good as well.

  6. Brayo

    Nice squad,wat of triple c

  7. Cliford Mwiinde

    Why have you left my boy Kalaba pliz? What has he done to you Mr Chambeshi? Anyway the team looks promising go go Zambia lets show that we are the copper bullets. Zambia nafuti , Bola na Lesa.

  8. Daniel Banda

    Just like when Zambia played Namibia, we told some of you to stop thinking about players left out because of their past and let the coaches and players
    who have been entrusted with the job to deliver, just enjoy the game. It is dullness for anyone to make silly negative comments about a team playing in the COSAFA final as lacking strikers as if you are the one who scored the two straight goals and four penalties that knocked out the Flames of Malawi. How can someone ask for Kambole who is in the squad that is playing at the COSAFA and want to pretend that you know and follow issues about football in Zambia? Serious and die hard supporters are always alert and patriotic to the
    teams made of any group of Zambian selected players coached by Zambians. Egyptians were champions several times under an indigenous coach. Give us a break with your inferiority complexes and lack of analytical knowledge and skills.

  9. honest katebe

    Am happy for the team but pliz do your best and make our country on the map…..let the world know how best we are pliz guys

  10. eden h

    strong squad indeed

  11. Zambia

    Go go go zed

  12. i dont like this squad

    why have you left some good players like kalaba,n.sinkala and cletious chama wat does these guyz do to you mr chambeshi together with ba chiyange i don’t like your squad at all

  13. KING JOSE

    We must win this lest game,
    go zambia go

  14. you

    Comment: worse of the worst team,sure fashion nononono!!!!!!

  15. Kelvin mutale

    Nice team coach we wish you all the best👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  16. George Mwachilenga

    Go Zambia go go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. The King

    Sure coach where is Kalaba, Sinkala, Chama and Brain Mwila these player are good i don’t like your squad anyway go zambia we support you.

  18. mr zimba

    where’s triple c n sinkala?

  19. Teddy

    Where z Sven that Belgium coach???

  20. Hev rena

    Its true ba FAZ look into the issues of the TP duo.If they have disciplinary issues ,spell them out .Bena fashion Nana about.

  21. willan mwape

    Hello guys we are very proud of u i expect good thing from u ma chipolo polo squad

    • willan mwape

      Thank u nation team to bring back cosafa

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