Zambia coach Nyirenda invites 20 local players for Eagles clash

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Zambia head coach Wedson Nyirenda has invited 20 home based players ahead of next month’s crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Nigeria.

The Zambians lost 1-2 to the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Ndola in the first game of the group, but got their World Cup qualification hopes back on track thanks to back to back victories over Algeria.

Nyirenda announced the lists of 20 home based players which includes 17 year old FC Nkwanzi striker Lameck Banda.

The home based players will commence training in Zambia before departing for Spain where the foreign based players will join the team.

The players are expected to resume camp on Monday in readiness for the encounter slated for October 7 at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium, Uyo.

Full list of invited home based players

GOALKEEPERS: Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Kelvin Malunga (Nkana)

DEFENDERS: Simon Silwimba (Zesco United), Fackson Kapumbu (Zesco
United), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco), Donashano Malama (Nkana), Boston Muchindu (Nkana), Moses Nyondo (Nkana), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes),
Isaac Shamushopa (Power Dynamos)

MIDFIELDERS: Godfrey Ngwenya (Power
Dynamos), Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United), John Ching’andu (Zesco United), Ernest Mbewe (Zanaco), Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco), Webster Mulenga (Red Arrows).

STRIKERS: Martin Phiri (Power Dynamos), Alex Ng’onga (Power Dynamos), Lubinda Mundia (Red Arrows), Lameck Banda (Nkwazi)

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