Zambia name 23-man squad for Afcon 2015
The head coach of Chipolopolo of Zambia Honour Janza unveiled 23-man squad for Afcon 2013.
Zambia have retained eight players from their African Nations Cup-winning squad in 2012 in their final 23-man list for this month’s tournament in Equatorial Guinea with Rainford Kalaba chosen as captain.
Among those left out of the squad named on Wednesday were captain Christopher Katongo, dropped from the preliminary list named last month, and fellow forward James Chamanga.
The faces in a new-look Zambia include Nkana striker Reynold Kampamba, Red Arrows winger Bruce Musakanya, midfielder Lubambo Musonda of Armenia club FC Ulisses including his Zambia Under-20 team mate Spencer Sautu from Choma Eagles.
Other first-timers are Zesco United midfielder Kondwani Mtonga, who also plays in defence, including his clubmate and striker Jackson Mwanza.
Ngoma recently inspired the Zambia Under-20 to victory at the 2014 COSAFA Youth Championship held in Zimbabwe in December where he also won the Golden Boot with seven goals.
Meanwhile, axed together with Chamanga are Nchanga Rangers goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata, Arrows defender Bronson Chama and left-back Aaron Katebe from Zimbabwean club FC Platinum.
Zambia have been drawn with Tunisia, Cape Verde Islands and Democratic Republic of Congo in Group B.
Zambia AFCON Squad:
Goalkeepers: Daniel Munyau (Red Arrows), Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns), Joshua Titima (Power Dynamos)
Defenders: Aaron Katebe (FC Platinum), Donashano Malama (Nkana FC), Emmanuel Mbola (Hapoel Ra’anana), Christopher Munthali (Nkana FC), Davies Nkausu (Bloemfontein Celtic), Stopilla Sunzu (Shanghai Shenhua)
Midfielders: Roderick Kabwe (Zanaco), Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe Englebert), Chisamba Lungu (Ural Yekaterinenburg), Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United), Mukuka Mulenga (Bloemfontein Celtic), Bruce Musakanya (Red Arrows), Lubambo Musonda (FC Ulisses), Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles), Nathan Sinkala (Grasshoppers Zurich)
Forwards: Ronald Kampamba (Nkana), Evans Kangwa (Hapoel Ra’anana), Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton), Jackson Mwanza (Zesco United), Given Singuluma (TP Mazembe Englebert).
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