BolaNaLesa Boys Arrive in Egypt for AFCON

Under-23 coach Beston Chambeshi says he is happy that that team has arrived early in Cairo ahead of the Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations that commences on Friday.

Speaking on arrival in Cairo on Sunday evening, the 2017 under-20 Africa Cup of Nations winning coach said arriving ahead of schedule would give his team enough time to acclimatize.
“The early arrival is good for the team especially for the foreign players if they can come early so that we can have ample time to see their level of fitness and combination in the team,” he said.

“It will also help to acclimatize with the weather which is good for the boys.”
Chambeshi expressed delight with the warm reception from the host nation and the Zambian Mission in Cairo.
“Thanks to the ambassador for coming here to receive the team, we thank the staff for the way they have received us. It shows that we have moral support in Cairo,” Chambeshi said.
Chambeshi’s BolaNaLesa boys are accommodated at Novotel Hotel.

The squad in Egypt comprises 14 local players while foreign based start trickling in today (Monday).
Zambia opens its AFCON campaign on Saturday with clash with South Africa before facing Nigeria three days later with the final group match on November 15 against Ivory Coast.
Group A comprises hosts Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana and Mali.
Top three teams at the tournament will qualify to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Zambia was last at the Olympic Games in 1988 in Seoul.
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. JLK

    Wishing you the best guys.

  2. Tinnk

    Wishing you all the best guy’s

  3. Tinnk

    Caf tell update the day and the time

  4. Evans

    Wishing u the best guyz but stop calling them bola nalesa coz 70% of those guys they use charms to get there and if they win the game they go muma clubs drink beer and some of them they even end up get prostitutes and u’re calling them bola nalesa boys stop.

  5. Wallen mwanza

    Ba ZNBC try to televise these games

  6. Samson Chakwana

    go Zambia go!!!!!!!!!

  7. Kennedy Kangwa

    Do your best guy’s, wish you all the best go Zambia go Zambian !!!.

  8. Steven

    Go zambia go

  9. Loveday

    Behind you guys……all the best bolanalesa squad

  10. Jericho

    All the best lads!!we behind u

  11. peter

    Ba coach poseniko amano we don’t want to disappointed

  12. Felix Bwalya

    Mmmmm Mr coach do you think that defence is still strong as it was 2017? I guess you could have included some few….. Anyway all the best guys

  13. Phiri

    Strong squad all the best we believe in you guys

  14. Betty Chella Nalungwe

    Best wishes to our boys! Indeed, BolaNaLesa.

  15. There He is

    All the best

  16. Jr

    Bola Na Lesaaa!!!
    I hate this slogan. Why involve God in competition?
    Anyway, naimwe ifyo mwaikata fikapona one day. And with that slogan, you’ll be embarrassed.

    • mark micheal soko

      Why are u condemning bola nalesa are u a foreigner in this country shame on u

  17. Tolly

    All the best guys and we’re behind you!!

  18. Banda evans


  19. dumisani

    All the best

  20. Ba zambia

    forward guys

  21. Mk

    All the best as you execute your duty, we are behind you guys

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