Bwale replaces Banda with Prince

Under-20 national team coach Charles Bwale has replaced suspended Lameck Banda with Prince Shipota.

Bwale has only made one change to the team that beat Burundi in the Niger 2019 Africa Cup of National final round first leg qualifier at Nkoloma Stadium last Saturday.

The team left for Burundi at 01:00 aboard Kenya Airways for this Sunday’s return leg.

Zambia carries a 1-0 lead from the first leg.

The team had its final training session at Independence Stadium in Lusaka in the afternoon yesterday with Bwale saying the players are ready to finish the job in Burundi.

Bwale declared the team injury free saying all players are looking forward to the return leg.

“What is important is to qualify to the finals. We are ready for the job,” he said.

The full team:

Goalkeepers: Prince Bwalya (Green Buffaloes), Flobby Mashakalati (Circuit City)

Defenders: Benson Kolala (Nchanga Rangers), Jonathan Kapelembe (Romeki Fc), Kingsley Hakwiya (Dream Factory), Christopher Katongo (Kasama United), Justin Mwanza (Young Nkana), Kasonde Mulenga (National Assembly).

Midfielders: Obino Chisala (Happy Hearts), Muma Mumba (Green Eagles), Thomas Zulu (Kafue Celtics), Chanda Mukuka (Gomes), Prince Shipota (Prison Leopards), Albert Kangwanda (Red Arrows ), Lumbiya Oliver (Young Nkana)​ , Kings Kangwa ( Hapoel Be,Er Sheva U19).

Strikers: Victor Mubanga (Lumwana Radiants), James Chilimina (Chirundu), Martin Njobvu (Nchanga Rangers) and Francisco Mwepu (Kafue Celtics).

         

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