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Zesco United’s Dauti Musekwa handed maiden Chipolopolo call up

Zesco United’s Dauti Musekwa handed maiden Chipolopolo call up

Zambia national football team coach George Lwandamina has named a provisional squad of 25 locally based players for the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Mozambique on October 17.

Lwandamina has also invited six foreign – based players to join the squad for an international friendly match scheduled for October 11 against Egypt.

Zambia will host Mozambique in the first round first leg at Mwanawasa Stadium on October 17 before travelling to Maputo for the second leg a week later.

Lwandamina has given Zesco United defender Dauti Musekwa his first call up to the national team following outstanding performances in the league and most recently in the Barclays Cup when he was voted man of the match against Kabwe Warriors.

Kennedy Mudenda of Power Dynamos, Festus Mbewe of Red Arrows and Spencer Sautu of Green Eagles have also been called.
Lwandamina has also included Zanaco goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata and Mufulira Wanderers midfielder Jacob Ngulube on his list.

The locally based players are scheduled to report for camp on Sunday, October 4. They will be joined for the friendly international match against Egypt by Kennedy Mweene, Chisamba Lungu, Lubambo Musonda, Rainford Kalaba, Nathan Sinkala and Collins Mbesuma.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA), Jacob Banda (Zesco United), Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco)

Defenders: Dauti Musekwa (Zesco United), Buchizya Mfune (Green Buffaloes), Christopher Munthali (Power Dynamos), Boyd Mkandawire (Napsa Stars), Benedict Chepeshi (Red Arrows), Donashano Malama (Nkana), Kapota Kayawe (Nkana), Solomon Sakala (Kabwe Warriors), Stopilla Sunzu (Lille/France)

Midfielders: Salulani Phiri (Zanaco), Jack Chirwa (Green Buffaloes), Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Shadreck Malambo (Red Arrows), Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles), Bruce Musakanya (Red Arrows), Jacob Ngulube (Mufulira Wanderers), Chisamba Lungu ( FC Ural/Russia), Nathan Sinkala (TP Mazembe/DRC), Kennedy Mudenda (Power Dynamos), Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe/DRC), Lubambo Musonda (Gandzasar Kapan/Armenia), Charles Zulu (Zanaco)

Fowards: Collins Mbesuma (Mpumalanga Black Aces/RSA), Winston Kalengo (Zesco United), Friday Samu (Green Buffaloes), Patson Daka (Power Dynamos), Festus Mbewe (Red Arrows)

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