Singuluma makes surprise Chipolopolo return

Seven foreign-based players headline Zambia’s provisional 29-member team that coach Wedson Nyirenda has summoned ahead of the June 10 Clash against Mozambique in a 2019 AFCON Group K qualifier.

Nyirenda has made two shock changes dropping midfielder Nathan Sinkala and bringing in his forgotten TP Mazembe club mate and striker Given Singuluma.

Sinkala has played in Mazembe’s opening two 2017 CAF Confederation Cup group matches while Singuluma has come off the bench in the second half of the five-time African champions 2-0 home win over CS Mounana of Gabon.

Singuluma returns to the team for the first time since June 13, 2015 in Zambia’s 2017 AfCON qualifier at home against Guinea Bissau that ended 1-1 in Ndola.

Meanwhile, Zambia go into camp in Ndola on June 4 where they will play Mozambique at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in a Group K opener.

Namibia and Guinea Bissau are the other teams in Group K.

GOALKEEPERS: Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa)
Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Jacob Banda (Zesco United)

DEFENDERS: Simon Silwimba, Fackson Kapumbu, George Chilufya (all Zesco),Taonga Bweembya, Ziyo Tembo (both Zanaco), Billy Mutale (Power Dynamos), Isaac Shamujompa (Nchanga Rangers),Stopilla Sunzu (Arsenal Tula, Russia),
Mwila Phiri (Green Eagles)

MIDFIELDERS: John Ching’andu, Kondwani Mtonga, Misheck Chaila (all Zesco United), Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe, DR Congo) Collins Sikombe (Napsa Stars), Clatus Chama (Lusaka Dynamos), Chisamba Lungu (FC Ural, Russia), Fwayo Tembo (Power Dynamos), Stanley Nshimbi (Red Arrows), Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco)

STRIKERS: Dave Daka (Zesco United), Collins Mbesuma (Highlands Park,South Africa), Ronald Kampamba (Nkana), Winston Kalengo (AFC Leopards, Congo-Brazzaville),Justin Shonga (Nkhwazi),Given Singuluma (TP Mazembe, DRC), Jackson Mwanza (Zesco United)

         

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