U-20 sets AfCON camp in Senegal

THE Zambia Under-20 Soccer team has settled in Senegal, where the Africa Youth Championships will be held starting this weekend.

The team had its first training session yesterday, which mainly targeted recovery from the eight hour flight from Johannesburg to Dakar yesterday.

Meanwhile, Captain Lubambo Musonda arrived in Dakar separately in the early hours of yesterday from his Armenian clubUlisses. Football Association of Zambia communications manager Tembwe Nkweto confirmed to Daily Nation Sports that with the arrival of Lubambo, the Zambian team was now complete.

The Under-20 boys are in Senegal for the 2015 African Youth Championships which begin on the 8 March.

Last week, coach Hector Chilombo named Patson Daka who was part of the U-17 squad that represented Zambia in Niger to replace Isreal-based Saith Sakala. Daka scored two goals in three matches at the CAF U-17 African Youth Championship. Foreign-based players in the team are Lubambo, Benson Sakala and Mweene Mumbi.

Spencer Sautu and Patrick Ngoma, who were part of the Zambia senior national team in Equatorial Guinea, have also travelled to Senegal.

Chipolopolo is today expected to play a friendly match with the hosts Senegal.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Mangani Banda (Zanaco), Geoffrey Silavwe (Green Buffaloes),Tresford Mulenga (Kabwe Warriors)

Defenders: Boyd Mkandawire (Napsa Stars), Benedict Chepeshi (Red Arrows), Peter Mulenga (Red Arrows), Simon Tembo (Kabwe Warriors), Mweene Mumbi (ASD Cape Town/ RSA), Alex Mwamba (Power Dynamos), Kayawe Kapota (Nkana)

Midfielders: Lubambo Musonda (FC Ulisses/Armenia) Benson Sakala (Chicago Magic/USA), Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles), Kelvin Chinyama (Nkana), Larry Bwalya (Power Dynamos), Langson Mbewe (Kabwe Warriors), Charles Zulu (Zanaco)

Strikers: Patrick Ngoma (Red Arrows), Patson Daka (Nchanga Rangers), Dave Daka (Zanaco), Harrison Chisala (Nkana)

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