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MBEWE NAMES FINAL SQUAD FOR U20 AFCON QUALIFYING TOURNEY

By Sports Reporter

Zambia U20 Men’s National Team coach Chisi Mbewe has named his final 20-man squad for the TotalEnergies AFCON U20 Egypt 2023 COSAFA Qualifier that will run from October 7-16 in Eswatini.

Midfielder Joseph Sabobo Banda has made the final list alongside seven other U17 graduates who were instrumental to Zambia’s qualification to the U17 Africa Cup of Nations that was eventually cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2021.

ZESCO United midfielder Songa Chipyoka, FC MUZA striker Rickson Ng’ambi and Green Eagles’ Derrick Bulaya lead a host of players from the MTN Super League teams.

Zambia will begin their Group A campaign against Mauritius at the Somhlolo Stadium on 7 October before facing hosts Eswatini two days later. They will wrap-up their group affair at Mavuso stadium against Botswana on 11 October.

FINAL SQUAD:

GOALKEEPERS

Jeban Tembo (Red Arrows), Levison Banda (ZESCO United)

DEFENDERS

Lombe Mutale (Power Dynamos), Onesmus Chipango, Amon Chulu (Nkana FC), Mathews Banda (Kafue Celtic), Happy Nsiku (Red Arrows), Gift Mphande (Atletico Lusaka)

MIDFIELDERS

Emmanuel Chibale Mukosha (Green Eagles), Joseph Sabobo Banda (Red Arrows), Songa Chipyoka (Zesco United), Julius Kumwenda, Charles Majapa Mumba, Kingstone Mutandwa (all Atletico Lusaka), Lasmond Phiri (Blaze FC Academy), Dominic Kanda (Shamuel Academy)

STRIKERS

Rickson Ng’ambi (FC MUZA), Moses Mulenga (Power Dynamos), Kelvin Mwanza (MUZA), Derrick Bulaya (Green Eagles)

6 thoughts on “MBEWE NAMES FINAL SQUAD FOR U20 AFCON QUALIFYING TOURNEY

  1. Zundula maseka

    Go zambia go

  2. That’s awesome, we just wish them good luck in their matches👍🌟🌟🌟

  3. Honesty Simulwi

    I wish them good luck!

  4. William Kwenda

    Let them prepare adequately. All the best 👍

  5. Ngosa Africa

    Zambia remains our first priority.
    We’ll support these other teams but anything to do with Zambia remains Gold!
    All the best lads!

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