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U23 Olympic Dream Faces Nigeria Hurdle

The Zambia Under-23 National Team Olympic dream faces its sternest test this evening (Tuesday) as the Bola-Na-Lesa boys take on Nigeria in their second Group B tie at Al Salam Stadium.

Zambia drew 0-0 with South Africa on match day one while Nigeria lost 1-0 to Ivory Coast.

Both sides suffered the absence of key players in the opening match and will be at full strength today heightening expectations among fans.

Beston Chambeshi has welcomed the trinity of Fashion Sakala, Enock Mwepu and Patson Daka to his set up and will be expected to throw them in the deep end of the pool this evening.

In goal Mangani Banda is expected to take up his place with a familiar back four comprising Solomon Sakala, Moses Nyondo, Shemmy Mayembe and Prosper Chiluya.

In the midfield Ngosa Sunzu whose standout performance in the opening match sets him as a sure choice will be the anchor-man with either Field Kandela or Emmanuel Banda partnering him.

The imperious Mwepu will be expected to be deployed in an advanced role that may have Daka and Kings Kangwa at the tip while Edward Chilufya and Biston Banda may take up the wings.

Beston Chambeshi’s side should by wary of the threat posed by Nigeria skipper Azubuike Okechukwu and Taiwo Awoniyi.

Awoniyi is on the books of FSV Mainz 05 while Okechukwu plies his trade in Turkey.

With all the players in Chambeshi’s Bola-Na-Lesa boys set-up in his lads will be oiled enough to believe in their invincibility against any opposition.

Ivory Coast leads Group B on three points while Zambia and South Africa are in joint second with a point apiece with the Olympic Eagles stuck at the foot of the table with naught points.

In the games played on Monday, hosts Egypt maintained their command of Group A with two wins in as many games after edging out Ghana 3-2 in a thrilling encounter while Mali suffered their second defeat after losing 1-0 to Cameroon.

Kickoff is at 20:00 (CAT).

 

(Credit: FAZ)

40 Comments

  1. Benson Manda

    Go Go Go, Zambia Mwilatina

  2. Tito

    We believe in you guys u can do it

  3. Kangwa

    let’s go Zambia let’s go

  4. Addis ababa

    Time

  5. Terrorist

    Good Lucky lads.
    The game will kick off at 20:00hrs.

  6. marvel

    you can do it lads, it doesn’t matter who the opposition is. Nigeria is beatable

  7. Mbaale

    Go Go friends we love you

  8. Tumzy K

    we are by your side guys all the best to you

  9. Norex

    go go zambia go

  10. Mr Pages

    Go Zambia Go

  11. IGNITIUS , K ,KAFWALI

    Go Go Go ! Guyz we are behind of you guyz

  12. Jovial

    Go!Go! Zambia

  13. Roberto Carlos

    The junior boys have to believe in themselves to go past Nigeria. The beefing up of the three has raised the Zambian camp spirits. Chishinka : bola kamo na Less!

  14. Gary Ngosa

    Go Go Guys Zoona

  15. Niso kodibba

    siwama mbola youziwa chabe,we want to support while watching,,ba znbc na topster yenu poseni ko amano

  16. Samuel Mutanda

    Bola na Lesa come on boys you can do it we believe in you

  17. Ba Chisenga

    Bola na God GO!!! GO GO ZAMBIA GO!!!!

  18. Ba wise T

    It’s bola nalesa, go Zambia go

  19. Tolly

    Go go go go Zambia go tulibonse!!!!

  20. Moses Zulu

    Bola na lesa ebene?

  21. Jimmy Mulomba

    Come on Zambia,u can do it. Bola na lesa

  22. Roberto Carlos

    The game is by now on, any one with updates!

  23. Blessed

    Go Zambia 🇿🇲👊❤️ go

  24. Qlikboy IQON

    Zambia 🇿🇲👊❤️❤️

  25. Ba Chisenga

    Updates guyz ati shani

  26. Patrick

    When we have mangani ‘daka’mwepu well things will be good

  27. my

    They lost 3-1 too bad guys

  28. boogeyman

    mangani banda chikala chobe stanyoko

  29. Roberto Carlos

    Goal minder has a disadvantage of his height, hence this lose. Mind u, we are at the tail end of the group. Too bad indeed. Beating Ivory coast is a huge one. In da 12th minute, Daka scored first. What followed was terrible. At our level, the loss was a disaster. That’s football bwana, Liwewe used to say MHSRIEP. Don’t urgue u were not there!

  30. Roberto Carlos

    Goal minder has a disadvantage of his height, hence this lose. Mind u, we are at the tail end of the group. Too bad indeed. Beating Ivory coast is a huge one. In da 12th minute, Daka scored first. What followed was terrible. At our level, the loss was a disaster. That’s football bwana, Liwewe used to say MHSRIEP. Don’t urgue u were not there! No need to use bad language. Bushe ebabalilapo ukulusa! Nokayeko naiwe!

  31. Martin .j.nyondo

    bola na lesa guys continue .rather or die

  32. Martin .j.nyondo

    Hey guys let support our the boys becoz bola ni win na loss

  33. Martin .j.nyondo

    Go Zambia go

  34. Enalo

    Football is a game of scores to win. Go Go Go Zambia Win them by 3:2

  35. mr i100%

    Go Zambia Go I love ❤ you guys

  36. saviour mukuka

    Guys everything is possible when you are with God

  37. Dunamis

    U can do better than that guyz go go go go go

  38. Mr T

    Anything can happen it’s football,we just need team work

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