BolaNalesa Boys on the Verge of AFCON Qualification

The Zambia Under-23 this afternoon (Sunday) face the sternest test thus far when they take on the Red Devils of Congo Brazzaville at the Alphonse Massemba-Debat Stadium in the second leg final round qualifier to the Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Zambia carries a 2-1 lead from the first leg and will be hoping to kill off the contest on foreign soil.

Coach Beston Chambeshi has struck a confident posture ahead of the second leg pledging an attack minded approach to the game.

Chambeshi is expected to tinker with his starting eleven this afternoon from the one that played at home on Wednesday.

The goal minder role will expectedly fall to Mangani Banda with skipper Solomon Sakala and Moses Nyondo taking up the command post at the heart of defence.

The wingback spots will be taken up by Shemmy Mayembe and Kebson Kamanga although others having been knocking hard on the door to get a look in.

In the holding role Chambeshi could opt for either Emmanuel Banda or Ngosa Sunzu with the imperious Enock Mwepu expected to be pushed up further in an attacking role while goal-scoring machine Fashion Sakala and the 2017 CAF Young Player of the Year Patson Daka are expected to lead the attack.

Chambeshi may give the quick-paced Lameck Banda a run in on the wing with either Kings Kangwa or Gamphani Lungu joining the attack.

With Chambeshi’s signature attack minded approach there could be room for the offensive minded Harrison Chisala and Biston Banda.

Zambia however should be wary of the threat posed by the Congo attack led by Jacques Temopele and skipper Makouta Gaius.

Winner over two legs will qualify to the AFCON to be staged in November in Egypt.

Top three teams at the AFCON will qualify to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Kickoff is at 15:30 hours local time (16:30 Zambian time).


(Source: FAZ Media)


  1. tchoque

    go zambia go,wishing you al de best.

  2. Manex rich

    The lads will do it and carry the day,they have already done it at foreign soil in the under 20 world cup

  3. Lackson zulu

    wishing u all the best lads.All our eyes are on you today.

  4. Sirb

    Play with your legs and brains.
    Go boys

  5. Sir

    Zambian players play better but put more effort to archive

  6. magical minds

    Let’s be clinical today

  7. Sir

    We are with you boys go Zambia go to win

  8. mwape

    go Zambia go bola na lesa

  9. muchindu hamz

    We’re behind your 🔙 boy,don’t disappoint us,go Zambia go….Bola nalesa

  10. Kennedy

    Go zambia

  11. Roberto

    Will our local znbc be able to televise the game?

  12. Gunda

    Reduce on holding to the ball. This makes the opponent seal loopholes in an event of an attack. Go boys, fight and conquer

  13. NEVERS chawe

    is there

  14. NEVERS chawe

    is there a game at znbc

  15. Mwansa

    pls can someone tell me if there going to televise is game and were.

  16. Roberto

    The Bola na Lesa team will take this country far, in terms of football. Let us support them

  17. Banksy,

    Go… Zambia 🇿🇲


    I think one day we need to stone znbc because we pay TV Levy but there failing to televise the favourite of people which z football…now whats the reason of paying them…

  19. Isaac Phiri

    Good wishes to the young boys.

  20. Roberto

    “Akafumbe ukunona : katula Ku bwaice.” Remember its this team which went to U20 world cup and reached the quarter final stage. Patali mwebana Ba mfumu!

  21. Zina Tombanoko Znbc

    The Team You Pick Up Is Realy Good And Strong But Znbc Will Weting For You To Televice Today Game

    • Nyirongo Jonathan

      Is it today they ar playing or on Wednesday bro

  22. Rambo

    Will the znbc televise the game or which super sport

  23. wams

    We’re behind you guys

  24. The issue is

    Which channel please

  25. Alfred Martha Towela Ali

    Come guys were behind you,do your best the way we know you,tubome make sure,go zambia go,fashion apo you are our magician

  26. will the game be televised?? no one knows. the best thing to do is to keep calm and wait to read the final results

    the game to watch Liverpool vs Redbull S.

  27. Malumbo Lungu

    Why have you left out Mbesuma and Jacob Mulenga?

  28. za mwape power

    Hallo ba zed please won agame today

  29. Hambani


  30. Hambani


  31. Panocalo

    Tiye nayo guys

  32. mr young D

    Zambia will win by 3 goals to 2 and Patson will score a brace

  33. clinte

    Efyaice ifi!!!!

  34. aka

    We are winning

  35. Roberto

    The game is minutes in the first half. What’s da score line?

  36. mr young D

    Hey guys this is Mr Young D.What’s the score line? Please reply I am not in the country.

  37. Roberto

    Help by giving us results, those who can!

  38. Sane

    I am commanding you to come on top with more goals

  39. Luanshya news

    Zambia U23 Qualifies on aggregate after drawing 3:3 Congo Brazaville (4:5)

  40. mr young D

    Who got on the score sheet

  41. MR FINE

    Go zambia

  42. Lungson

    Zambia Is A Better Team But You Need To Put Effort You Can It Keep On Pushing You Will Achieve It.

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