BolaNaLesa Boys Off to Cairo for AFCON

The Zambia under-23 Men’s Football National Team is set to leave for Egypt via Dubai aboard Emirates Airlines at 21:00 hours.

Coach Beston Chambeshi’s side comprising local players have completed the pre-departure formalities at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

Zambia will be part of the top eight teams at the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations that kicks-off on November 8 in Cairo.

The foreign based players will join the team directly in Cairo,

Zambia’s in Group B alongside South Africa, Nigeria and Ivory Coast.

The BolaNaLesa boys open their account on November 9 against South Africa before tackling Nigeria three days later and wind up with Ivory Coast on November 15.

Top three teams at the AFCON will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.



Mangani Banda (Zanaco), Patrick Chooma (Kabwe Youth Academy), Bradley Mweene (Real Kings-RSA)



Moses Nyondo (Nkana), Prosper Chiluya (Kabwe Warriors), Kebson Kamanga (Zanaco), Shemmy Mayembe, Solomon Sakala (both Zesco United)


Field Kandela (Kabwe Warriors), Harrison Chisala, Oliver Lumbiya (Nkana), Enock Mwepu (Red Bull Salzburg-Austria), Emmanuel Banda (Ostende-Belgium), Edward Chilufya (Djurgardens-Sweden), Benson Chali (Forest Rangers), Ngosa Sunzu (Buildcon), Kings Kangwa (Arsenal Tula-Russia)



Patson Daka (Red Bull Salzburg-Austria), Biston Banda (Buildcon), Lameck Banda (Arsenal Tula-Russia), Fashion Sakala (Ostende-Belgium)


(Source: FAZ Media)


  1. Kelly's

    All the way guys .we’re behind you we expect more goals from you. Go Zambia go.

  2. George k the Jungle

    Tranna make history for Zambia again. Make us proud guys.

  3. Robert

    Go Zambia Go wishing u all the best

  4. jujuu

    All the best guys

    • Pharaoh

      Wishing the best guys At least you have made us happy with your fighting spirit. Be courageous and not to disappoint us at the end We expect Victory.ECL 11

  5. Niso kodibba

    you’re a winning, team,get the cup and go to Tokyo… go bola na less go, as a Christian nation.. on the field chipolopolo.

  6. Kk

    Emulate ECL winning spirit not those others always losing.

  7. 2021 pf

    Good luck busy we’re behind you country wide

  8. Tedius Chisala

    Go Zambia Guys. Not vi National Team, ati Lwandamina.

  9. ba rona sebente

    Go chipolopolo go!!!!!!

  10. Lesmod

    All the best guys, may God protect you .

  11. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle master

    Go guyz

  12. Bwalya

    Go Zambia go we are behind you

  13. Laston kapitanga

    All the best.

  14. chusi bee

    all the best to you our lads.go Zambia go

  15. C TIMOTH

    go z go z, patson wark hard for yo mothrland country, last time you scored 3 goal without any one to assist u at red bull.

  16. Chief Mumbo

    Best wishes for you and May God bless you?

  17. Mr p salm

    Go guys make us proud of you guys as chrstian nation we pray for you guys so that you play very well

  18. Simpito Mukandwa

    Go Zambia Go Zambia

  19. Naomi muwana

    Go Zambia go bring a cup make us proud win team,,

  20. 65 Joe

    Zambia apo

  21. Evans

    Bola na lesa but they use juju or charms and if they win. they drink get prostitutes.don’t use God’s name to those people who are lying.but am wishing them the best.

    • Gift

      No juju power bwana that’s a wrong and old age perception you have ‘up there’. Unless its mess or Ronaldo ninshi tee juju. change your mentality .

  22. player

    @kk what winning spirit do want us 2 emulate?

  23. mr i 100%

    I will rather support under23 national team than senior national team. But since Am Zambian I will support both

  24. mr I 100%

    Hope Daka will keep his scoring as he is doing to his club. All the best guys

  25. Laston

    All the best team Zambia

  26. jacob mbewe

    All the best go Zambia go

  27. Slang

    All The Best Young Bullets ,we Ar Behind U Safe Journey .

  28. Luckson munyama

    Go Zambia go

  29. Christopher

    Do as wise boys

  30. Ng'ambi Stanley

    All the best boys. May Jehovah God bless u as u be performing for your mother Zambia. Jesus Christ is the way.

  31. Jovial

    All the best guys

  32. Kerry

    Best Wishes zambia

  33. victor

    good selection team

  34. sodium

    That is your job. Bread and butter comes from what you do in the pitch . Do it right the fist time. Know your role.May God be with you.

  35. Napatali

    All the best boys

  36. Jack

    Thanks good selection, you make a name , Go guys we are behind you and lifting our hands up in success.

    • chalwe

      Go Zambia Go all the best team
      May our Almighty Guide You through
      Bola Na Lesa

  37. Zoon york

    All the best guys make us proud God be with you guys.

  38. Zoon york

    All the best guys make us proud God be with you guys.

  39. Ddee

    I hope they have worked on the defence this time thats our weakest department.we can score 2 and will allow too.thats my worry otherwise all the best if can beat then face nigeria with a 3points then we will surely have an edge.

  40. lyon

    The computer show them

  41. Fortune

    Always behind you guys less fight for victory

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