Zambia name squad for Korea tourney
The Zambia under-20 men’s national football team will regroup on Sunday ahead of the Four Nation Invitational Tour in South Korea that kicks off on 23 March.
Coach Beston Chambeshi has summoned 21 players for the Korea outing that will be a prelude to the Fifa 2017 U20 World Cup.
The four participating teams are hosts Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Zambia.
Chambeshi will be without four foreign based players, who are Conlyde Luchanga (Hapoel Ra’anana), Patson Daka (FC Liefering), Mumba Mwape (Getafe) and Fashion Sakala (Spartak Moscow), who have gone back to their clubs.
The quartet has been replaced by Stephen Chulu (Kabwe Warriors), Happy Nsofwa (Mufulira Police), Musonda Siame (Kafue Celtic) and Joseph Phiri (Red Arrows).
Team Manager Daniel Jere told fazfootball.com that the team will enter into residential camp on Sunday at Cool Breeze Lodge in Lusaka.
The tournament will cover the period of 21-31 March.
The U20 Africa Cup of Nations champions will open the Fifa World Cup tournament with a match against two-time champions Portugal on 21 May before facing Iran three days later. The concluding fixture will be against Costa Rica on 27 May.
Zambia U20 Squad
Goalkeepers: Mangani Banda (Zanaco), Samson Banda (Zesco United), James Phiri (Circuit City)
Defenders: Moses Nyondo (Nkana), Prosper Chilufya (Kafue Celtic), Benson Chali (Forest Rangers), Solomon Sakala (Kabwe Warriors), Shemmy Mayembe (Zesco United), Edward Tembo (Gomes FC)
Midfielders: Sydney Phiri (Gomes FC), Crispin Sakulanda (Mufulira Wanderers), Harrison Musonda (Nkana), Enock Mwepu (Napsa Stars), Kenneth Kalunga (IFS, Denmark),
Strikers: Emmanuel Banda (Esmoriz, Portugal), Edward Chilufya (Mpande Youth)