MEDITERRANEAN TOUR: SUNZU RETURNS….as Chambeshi goes for Zambia’s symbol of present & future

African Cup of Nations winning centre back Stoppila Sunzu has been recalled to the Chipolopolo set up, the ZamFoot Crew can reveal.

And coach Beston ‘Quicksilver’ Chambeshi, who is expected to take charge of the Chipolopolo Boys’ Mediterranean tour next month has also summoned a host of players from the under-23.

Straight from having a stellar season with Metz in Ligue 2, the towering Chililabombwe born defender returns to the squad having been overlooked for Namibia tie in March.

Sunzu helped Metz to promotion to Ligue 1 and was named in the Ligue 2 Team of The Year.

From TP Mazembe, Kabaso Chongo is only one with a place in the team. Rainford Kalaba and Nathan Sinkala have been overlooked.

Nkwazi left back Kebson Kamanga is set to earn hist first call up after being capped twice at under-23 level.

The other defenders expected to make the list are Moses Nyondo and Paul Banda of Nkana and Lusaka Dynamos.

Gamphani Lungu of Supersport United in South Africa is also tipped for a call up.

In midfield, South African based duo Donashamo Malama and Salulani Phiri are also on the list.

Emmanuel Banda and Enock Mwepu from France and Austria are all set to make the squad.

Orlando Pirates’ Augustine Mulenga will offer the width.

Upfront Patson Daka is likely to be joined by Fashion Sakala, Justin Shonga and PSL top scorer Musonda Mwape.

The team will be captained by Kennedy Mweene.

Zambia will play Morocco and Gambia in North Africa in the second week of June and then head to Madrid for another tie against Cameroon.

The Football Association of Zambia, FAZ will announce the squad later this week.

ZAMBIA SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS: Kennedy Mweene (Sundowns, RSA), Mangani Banda (Zanaco)

DEFENDERS: Kebson Kamanga (Nkwazi), Gamphani Lungu (Supersport, RSA), Stoppila Sunzu (Metz, France), Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos)

MIDFIELDERS: Enock Mwepu (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria) Emmanuel Banda (KV Oostende, Belgium) Donashamo Malama (Chipa United, RSA), Salulani Phiri (Polokwane City, RSA), Augustine Mulenga (Augustine Mulenga, Orlando Pirates, RSA)

STRIKERS: Patson Daka (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Fashion Sakala (KVO Oostende, Belgium), Justin Shonga (Orlando Pirates, RSA) , Musonda Mwape (Black Leopards, RSA)

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