Chipolopolo arrive in Dakar ahead of Senegal showdown

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The Zambian national team have arrived in Dakar, Senegal ahead of Saturday’s international friendly match against the Teranga Lions.

The Chipolopolo boys who left for Senegal on Tuesday slept in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday before proceeding to Dakar on Wednesday morning.

The Serbian Wolf, Micho Sredojevic, is without several players, some are tied up with club engagements, and others are injured while some have personal issues to sort out. The list of players includes Sweden-based duo of Edward Chilufya and Emmanuel Banda, South Africa-based duo of Rodrick Kabwe and Augustine Mulenga, skipper Kabaso Chongo, Rally Bwalya, Clatous Chama, and Lubambo Musonda who all could not make the trip due to the above-mentioned reasons.

Zambia will play Senegal on Saturday in Thies in the first of three international friendly matches that will see the Chipolopolo play Benin in Cotonou on 8 June before heading to Omdurman to clash with Sudan.

FULL SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Cyril Chibwe (Polokwane City, South Africa), Lameck Siame (Kabwe Warriors), Gregory Sianjase (Young Green Eagles).

Defenders: Tandi Mwape (TP Mazembe, DRC), Isaac Shamujompa, Golden Mafwenta (Buildcon), Benedict Chepeshi, Prosper Chiluya (both Red Arrows), Dominic Chanda (Kabwe Warriors), Makabaniso Magenge (Lusaka Dynamos).

Midfielders: Benson Sakala, Spencer Sautu (both Power Dynamos), Salulani Phiri (Polokwane City, South Africa), Amity Shamende (Green Eagles), Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors), Klings Kangwa (Arsenal Tula- Russia).

Forwards: Collins Sikombe (Lusaka Dynamos), Moses Phiri, Rogers Kola (both Zanaco) Ntazana Mayembe (Cardiff City, Wales), Brian Mwila (Buildcon).

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By Ofhani Munyai

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