CHIPOLOPOLO coach Honor Janza has confidently given young midfielder Lubambo Musonda to wear jersey eleven at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off tomorrow in Equatorial Guinea.
According to Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) online, the jersey was previously won by current association president Kalusha Bwalya and 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winning captain Christopher Katongo.
The association has also revealed that Nkana’s hitman Ronald “Sate Sate” Kampamba will wear jersey nine replacing 2012 AfCON winning striker Collins Mbesuma as Mukuka Mulenga takes jersey ten to replace Felix Katongo.
Janza dropped all older players replacing them with junior players with the view of building a new youthful national squad.
He yet left goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene, Emmanuel Mayuka, Rainford Kalaba, Stopilla Sunzu, Davies Nkausu, Emmanuel Mbola, Mukuka Mulenga, Chisamba Lungu, Given Singuluma and Nathan Sinkala among a few.
The national team, which left for Equatorial Guinea yesterday, is on Sunday scheduled to take on Congo DR at Nuevo Estadio de Ebediyin in the group stages.
On Thursday next week, the Chipolopolo Boys will take on Tunisia before concluding its group stages when they face Cape Verde the following week on Monday at Nuevo Estadio de Ebediyin stadium.
Here below is the full AfCON bound Chipolopolo list with squad numbers for the tournament:
Goalkeepers: 1. Danny Munyao 16. Mweene,22. Joshua Titima
Defenders: 2. Donashano Malama 4. Christopher Munthali 5. Rodric Kabwe 6. Nkausu 13.Sunzu, 18.Mbola.
Midfielders: 3. Lungu 7. Spencer Sautu 8. Bruce Musakanya 10. Mulenga 11. Lubambo Musonda 17. Kalaba 19.Sinkala 14.KondwaniMtonga
Strikers: 9. Ronald Kampamba 12. Evans Kangwa 15. Singuluma 20.Mayuka 21. Jackson Mwanza 23. Patrick Ngoma.