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FAZ Clinches Ethiopia, Sudan Friendlies for Local Players

Milutin SredojeviC, coach of Zambia during the international friendly match between South Africa and Zambia at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg, on 11 October 2020 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Chipolopolo coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic has named a 23-man squad of local players to play Ethiopia and South Sudan in international friendly matches.

The technical bench has retained most of the local players that were part of just-ended FIFA international window which saw the Chipolopolo play three matches against Malawi, Kenya and South Africa.

Micho has drafted Nkwazi goalkeeper, Zanaco defender Kebson Kamanga, Luka Ng’uni and Paul Katena.

The team enters camp on Tuesday 20 October and will jet-off to Ethiopia the following day in readiness for the match against that country’s national team on Thursday.

Zambia’s second match will be against South Sudan on Saturday before facing Ethiopia again on Sunday.

The local assemblage will wrap up the Addis Ababa engagement with another match against South Sudan on Monday, October, 26.

The Serb is using the matches to prepare the players for the back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifier matches against Botswana in November and the African Nations Championship slated for January 2021 in Cameroon.

Micho has drafted an intense program for local players that will see them flow into the Botswana encounter on November 12 at National Heroes Stadium in match fit condition.

 

FULL SQUAD:

(GOALKEPEERS)

Lameck Siame (Kabwe Warriors), Jackson Kakunta (Power Dynamos), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi)

 

(DEFENDERS)

Kondwani Chiboni, Zachariah Chilongoshi (both Power Dynamos), Luka Banda, Luka Ng’uni (both Napsa Stars), Dominic Chanda (Kabwe Warriors), Benedict Chepeshi (Red Arrows), Kebson Kamanga (Zanaco

 

(MIDFIELDERS)

Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Albert Kangwanda, Kelvin Kapumbu (both Zanaco), Amity Shamende (Green Eagles), Leonard Mulenga (Green Buffaloes), Bruce Musakanya, Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba (both Zesco United), Collins Sikombe (Napsa Stars), Chaniza Zulu (Lumwana Radiants), Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Thomas Zulu (Nkwazi)

 

(STRIKERS)

Friday Samu (Green Buffaloes), Emmanuel Chabula (Nkwazi)

6 Comments

  1. Malumbo Lungu

    Be serious Mr. Coach.Wish you all the best.

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  2. dean

    I happy with what the football association of Zambia (faz) are doing,together with our coach for this preparation.i think they should try also to play friendlies with these top teams like Egypt, Nigeria,Cameroon and ivory coast.so that we can boost the morale and to see the readiness of our players especially these Arab team we usually find it difficult to beat them.the afcon qualifiers that are coming they will be difficult if we won’t prepare hard quarterly .already we have zero point in our group.

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  3. chipolopolo fan

    We just have two strikers, what about if one or both are injured?

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  4. Junior coach

    Following the just ended friendlies two out of three we came from behind.We are not safe because we seem to be starting the game with phobia.Work on their confidence ( phycology) striking force and defense seriously.We are behind you coaches

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  5. Mn

    Ba coach or fax gives y u v dropped kabaso Chong other wise if u fail to qualify to the afcon u I’ll b blamed 4 that
    Secondly,i can’t understand wat u are trying do are those players u are using for friendlies going 2 play afcon qualifiers.if that Iz the case then Zambia’s qualification are slim

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  6. Mn

    U must involve all the participants I mean all the players if possible those are going to play afcon

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