Zambia Under-23 assistant coach Bilton Musonda has revealed that seven foreign based players have been included in the squad for next month’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifier against Malawi.
Six of them players are all European based and are led by Austrian based duo Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu of Red Bull Salzburg.
Fashion Sakala of KV Oostende in Belgian and his former club mate Emmanuel Banda who has now moved on loan to a French Ligue 2 sl side are also in the squad.
Completing the Euro based stars are Edward Chilufya and Boston Muchindu from Sweden and Portugal respectively.
The sextuple are all graduates from the ‘Bola na Lesa’ famed Zambia Under-20 which lifted the 2017 CAF African Cup of Nations on home soil.
Supersport United’s Gamphani Lungu is other foreign based players.
Zambia face Malawi in a two legged qualifier next month.
The young flames are in Belgian preparing for the tie.
The Junior Chipolopolo are favourites for the tie.
Meanwhile assistant coach Musonda continued to drill the local boys in the absence of head coach who is out with Nkana on continental duty.
There was only 16 players found training at Nkoloma Stadium while the other 10 are on club duty.
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