Chambeshi Names Final World Cup Qualifier Squad

Chipolopolo coach Beston Chambeshi has named his final 22-member squad comprising seven foreign based players for the back-to-back Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Mauritania and Tunisia respectively.

Chambeshi has named the England based duo of Enock Mwepu and Patson Daka who are on the books of Brighton and Leicester respectively while Sweden domiciled Edward Chilufya and Lubambo Musonda of Denmark have also made the cut.

Others making the list are Morocco based Clatous Chama, Mwenya Chibwe of Baroka FC and Tandi Mwape of TP Mazembe.

Fifteen local players have made the cut that also comprises Roderick Kabwe who is on the verge of switching clubs.

The Chipolopolo are camped in Morocco where FAZ had arranged a 10-day international camp.

Chambeshi has had to do without some foreign based players due to injuries.

Zambia will be away to Mauritania on September 3 before hosting Tunisia four days later in Ndola at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Group B matches.

The Chipolopolo are in the same group with Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea.

Only 10 group winners will qualify to the final round where teams will be paired in two-legged knockout ties.

The five winners will qualify to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.



Mwenya Chibwe (Baroka FC-RSA), Gregory Sanjase (Young Green Eagles), Lameck Siame (Zanaco)



Benedict Chepeshi, Prosper Chiluya (Red Arrows), Simon Silwimba, Solomon Sakala (both Zesco United), Tandi Mwape (TP Mazembe-DRC), Dominic Chanda (Kabwe Warriors)


Enock Mwepu (Brighton & Hove Albion-England), Clatous Chama (RS Berkane-Morocco), Dickson Chapa, Kelvin Mubanga (both Zesco United), Spencer Sautu (Power Dynamos) Benson Sakala (Unattached), Lubambo Musonda (AC Horsens-Denmark), Roderick Kabwe (Unattached), Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors), Boyd Musonda (Zanaco)



Brian Mwila (Buildcon), Patson Daka (Leicester-England), Edward Chilufya (Djurgardens IF-Sweden)



  1. Kalunga innocent

    I heard that sunzu, kalaba and mweene are part of team where are they?

    • sololo


    • David

      We really need these guys they are experienced players tell them and mwepu and chisamba lungu

      • Franklin

        We need to add fashion,mwepu,kalaba,sunzu,and chisamba to win this game please coach this is world cup we need a strong team

  2. Jonathan

    That is the weakest team in the World Cup qualifying please make changes bring fashion and other highly rated players not those cause we only have few on that selection but we have great players who can even play football like those ba coache be seriously this is World Cup qualification we beg you

    • Charl

      Fashion Sakala is still not fit he sustained an injury last month

  3. Webby

    Zambia with big hope to win

  4. Where are shonga and lakaaa. This is the weakest team. We want wins not the predicted draws.

    Stop making experiments on games like this one. Mr Kamanga,this team is Weak we need Kalaba and Shonga

  5. Gono

    Where is Fashion Sakala

  6. Almakio musukuma

    Team national is very weakness poor squad to the without fashion sakala, and Augustine , shonga , Emmanuel Banda . I can’t will win going to no enter for world cup oatar 2022 quality.

  7. Bright

    what about fashion sakala ,shonga, sunzu and nazana please be serious this is world cup don’t first game draw or loss please work had guy’s

  8. Shanbbwanji

    Bring Kalaba and F sakala otherwise u will play for the lozing battle.

  9. 0972689790

    Thanks for the squad caoacher becoz it’s strong bt just add kalaba and fashion .All the best guys.

  10. Jessey Lingard

    Well planned by you shud add Fashion Sakala, Emmanuel Banda and Kalaba in order to strengthen the team

  11. Samuel ngulube

    Look with all due respect if you’re not bring in experience trust me we are going nowhere cause that’s 45% of our potential look call kalaba ,sunzu,fashion sakala,shonga, Augustin mulenga! Please all we need is experienced players to surport our stars like mwepu and patson this is not time to test chepeshi Spencer sautu look that time passed they failed to impress make the Zambian jersey worth while not cosafa play pleas!

    • Lombe mulenga

      That’s true they should make some changes to the squad

  12. Tembo

    Good luck

  13. Christopher Phiri

    Please ba faz solidify the team.bring in Augustine mulenga,sunzu,kalaba,shonga,mwene

  14. Magoma John Phiri

    Ninshi ba Chambeshi nabamulishamo ku balumendo to leave reliable players like Kalaba and Sunzu? Mind you ba coach this is not an experiment no, it’s a world cup series mwilayangala we don’t want to be embarrassed , we are in the new dawn.

  15. Kim

    Bring ghampani

  16. zachariah

    The squad is strong enough to give us hope….thanks for the squad coacher,..we’ve got the players we need and it’s enough to pull through…all the best

  17. Aaron Chuunga

    Wish you all the best in the world cup qualifiers. But The likes of kalaba is heavily needed to strengthen the and inhance the creativity of the frantline squad mark my words,

  18. Ackim

    We need Augustine mulenga,fashion sakala,kalaba,sunzu play’s who can help and put in experience like kalaba can help mwepu on midfielder.Good luck chipolopolo

  19. Brotherton

    This the same problem we had even with the previous government which made them lose the polls for not listening to the views and advice of the people, how do you leave out the likes of F. Sakala, Mwene, Sunzu, Shonga, Kalaba and Mulenga players that have experience to help us qualify for the WC 2022 honestly. People have been talking about those players but no you don’t want to hear us, I wonder what excuse you will give if we fall to qualify.

  20. Richard Zulu

    The squad looks good but we needed kalaba, fashion sakala,sunzu and shonga

  21. Jacob chivuna


  22. Frank Masawi

    The players called to the square are good players no doubt. But we also needed the experienced players to engulf the rising Stars. Please call Kennedy Mweene, Rainford Kalaba and Sunzu. No offense but these goalkeepers have failed to uphold the legacy of Kennedy Mweene.


      I think the squad is good to go. The coach could have just included Emmanuel Banda and the likes of Kalaba in order to blend hunger with experience.

  23. Enock

    Please this is not chipombwe call sakala ,kalaba,sunzu,shonga,and mileage to help the young player the likes of Enock and payson daka

  24. Enock

    Please this is not chipombwe call sakala ,kalaba,sunzu,shonga,and milenge to help the young player the likes of Enock and payson daka

  25. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle master

    But Chambeshi, Can someone tell him that these are world cup qualifying games jokes aside. With this squared, Zambia is going nowhere we have in our group Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia. Chambeshi deserve to be fired just soon

  26. Lewissiwakwi

    The squad is just alright coach…
    Buh we needed the likes of R.Kalaba(Bamupashi)

  27. Jayder high beats

    Bring kalaba,sunzu,sakala fashion..pliz we experinced players wat more ku spain sergio ramos apezeka chizalesa kalab,sunzu and fashio to included pliz pliz pliz pliz pliz jokes aside

  28. Jayder high beats

    Tapapata letani sakala,kalaba and sunzu pliz pliz

  29. Kabaso Godwin

    We need kalaba,Mulenga Augustine,sunzu,kabaso chongo,larry bwalya and ziyo tembo coach please stop experimenting…..the squard is very weak to face tunisa and Mauritania

  30. Truth man

    As long as the team is selected on tribal lines this so called national team shall never win any major marches . FAZ should start being serious with football development or else it shall be a waster of our hard earned financial resources.FAZ must develop a big football league covering the rural areas as well, otherwise football in the country shall be a talking issue all the time!

  31. Mukuka harrington

    You think Zambia can win the world cup.kkkk

    • Jones

      Lol quite alright we can’t win but it can give our players great exposure

  32. mulenga luckson

    The time is very strong good luck coach Zambia is winning by a goal to null

  33. Kondwani

    But zoona… So u think it’s a premier league ku nkana ayi ….. U people u need to use players who has the experience in big cups not those abangalilafye muma division one……. I will talk to Bally nkashi corruption it’s not over… Ela Bally somone

    • Jonas m chuma

      Ba coach ukumfwa kubantu kusuma ukucila mukatale mukalufyanye elo mukashininkishe please inama ifwa kumushi

  34. Shepherd Chinamira

    What has Stopilla Sunzu done to you that you can’t include him coz I don’t think Solomon can do what Sunzu does in defence please we need strong defenders for this qualifiers

  35. saulosdro phiri

    The team iş great but just add mwene sunzu and fasion dont you want to be remembed coch

  36. Chitalu

    Team promising but bring kalaba, fashion sakala , sunzu and gamphani lungu.

  37. Aaron Jackson Chitalu

    Well done coach we are going to the world cup team promising but also call kalaba, sunzu, fashion and gamphani. To make a solid team

  38. Wilfred

    Ba FAZ be serious how come I can’t see best strikers like fashion and Augustine mulenga, this is not COSAFA or Africa cup make a solid and better team bring in sunzu, kalaba so that it can be a story team

  39. Timothy Bwalya

    The team is great F. Sakala is injured please add Emmanuel Banda for perfect satisfaction all the zambia all the way

  40. Ronald Sangalala

    Local player too much instead of international

  41. lameck

    Be serious ba coach..ushe corruption izakasira? once you fail to qualified,ku farm muzikalima cow peas even if ndalama mukudya mwekha.where is f.sakala,mweene,sunzu and kalaba? Ma Arabs mamammamama

  42. fred chikoi

    Let not put pressure on the coach he knows what he is doing look at the previous games chambeshi had he contracted players that even went as far as the world..please people of Zambia let us wish our coach all the best and rally with him…like it has been said some have injuries so let him use the boys he has…
    I thank u

    • L M

      Which means we have many good players ,so the coach is confused to make a good team.

  43. Haggai Mwelwa

    Ba Zambia Tumi pandula imitwe muka wine

  44. Lufeyo Nkhoma

    The squad is not that solid enough especially the defensive part

  45. God with us

    Last time I talk about Zambia vs Algebra that they will be dangerous playing in first half people insult me on Facebook and they didn’t believe me now tomorrow it’s a game on.
    Before 22min what am seeing. This is just a reminder how tell u tomorrow before kick off

  46. Lombe mulenga

    But ichishinkafye this is a world cup we are looking at so please try and make a powerful that we desire as Zambians hear us when we speak we need the likes of f.sakala, nsunzu, t.Zion, r.kalaba, a.mulenga and you should remove b.mwila coz he can’t even anything for us he is just a share of wasting God bless 🙏🙏🙏

  47. Mwiya Henry

    Why abounding the old team, leaving kalaba and the group sure mmmmmmmm


    As for me time is gone for a blame game the team is already in Mauritania and there is no remedy to turn the table upside down but for Tunisia game i only ask for the experience of Kannady Mweena who’s form at the moment is impressive saving 4 spot kicks and netting 1 he deserves respect and Suzu. Go go go chipolopolo.



  50. vinnas

    All the best guys we are hoping to win

  51. Chiwila

    We are going to loose this game

  52. Chiwila

    Maybe we can get a draw

  53. Vincent Lubinda

    The team is very weak most expecially the back awee mwandi we need big players like kalaba sunzu kennedy nweene and the like

  54. Jax

    This is so irritating. Where is Kennedy Mwene, Sunzu & Shonga. I know fashion is injured but this is a joke. Why can’t we take football seriously ever

  55. Jax

    Even Kalaba

  56. master

    We had kk11 and this one is hh11 so let us wait and see.

  57. Chama Joseph

    Good lucky guys 🙌🙌 and we need to see trophy this time

  58. Godfrey malambo

    Tomorrow’s game against Tunisia is not a game we can be bringing these young players all over, there is a need for Sunzu,Kalaba, Augustine Mule, Chisamba,patson kapumbu Emmanuel Banda to defend three points we got to Mouritania not for the good performance and hard working of the squad but of the grace of God, so bring in these guys for defence purpose and topping up another three points both of the grace of God and of the squad’s hard working,i submit

  59. Emmaus mulando kafungamina

    The reason why zambian coaches think first is to mak his own team has if he own them,soccer fans the see mistakes coachez doez ad wen they are reminded to mak adjustments in da game of football they don’t tek da advices ending on poor result nokubatamfye ncito ,they’ve to stat wit experience legendaries ad the ad fresh vegetablez to spice da soup ,chambeshi if u where born a woman ad breast fed listen to da criez of many soccer loverz u don’t own any player there listen iwe wikwata iminsula listen to advicez ad u neva go wrong ad ur team comprises of only bembaz ad easterners sure in the remaining 8 province ar there no gud players if i may ask u? change ,the government has change remove tribalism in football whole eye ar on u change ur mindset,,thanku dats enough.

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