CHIPOLOPOLO striker Ronald ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba has joined the Under-23 team in camp preparing for the All-Africa Games against Nigeria on Sunday.
Enterprising Kampamba joined camp on Monday evening from his Egyptian club Weda Deglia.
The striker was part of the morning training session yesterday at National Heroe’s Stadium in Lusaka.
Under-23 coach Fighton Simukonda said after training yesterday that the arrival of Sate Sate had boosted morale among the players.
“Sate Sate is a good player and his availability for the Nigeria game is a good thing and he looked sharp in training,” he said.
Simukonda said Kampamba’s level of fitness was impressive and will have something to show in the Nigeria clash.
“We trained with Sate Sate yesterday and he looks good and essential for our Sunday game,” he said.
But Bruce Musankanya and Mukuka Mulenga have been ruled out for the game at the weekend.
Simukonda said Musankanya will not be part of the Nigeria fixture as he was nursing a hamstring injury.
He said Mukuka was also a doubt as he was injured and no communication has come through about his health status.
“Bruce has been seen by team doctor he has a harmstring injury, he will not be part of our first game. It’s also unfortunate we are failing to get through to Mukuka,” he said.He said Musankanya and Mukuka’s absence will be a big blow to the team as they take on Nigeria.
“It’s unfortunate that Bruce and Mukuka are not coming but we have to deliver with the players we have,” he said.
The coach said he will get replacements from the Under-20 players that have joined camp after participating in the Africa youth championship in Senegal.
The vanquished Under-20 players that have joined camp are Patrick Ngoma,Larry Bwalya,Charles Zulu,Boyd Mkandawire and Dave Daka.
The team leaves tomorrow afternoon for Abuja in readiness for the Sunday match.