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Zambian soccer squad for Olympic qualifiers named

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Beston Chambeshi, the coach of the Zambian Under-23 National Team, has determined who would represent the country in the upcoming Olympic qualifiers.

25 athletes — a mix of 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup winning stars with several new faces — will travel to Egypt in order to take part in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations matches. If they manage to reach top-3, the squad will join the best among the best in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Prior to that, the men will meet Congo Brazzaville in a home game.

The current squad players are as follows:

Goalkeepers:

  • Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi);
  • Jackson Kakunta (Power Dynamos);
  • Lameck Siame (Kabwe Warriors);
  • Mangani Banda (Zanaco).

Defenders

  • Moses Nyondo (Nkana FC);
  • Kebson Kamanga (Nkwazi);
  • Wayne Museba;
  • Field Kandela (Kabwe Warriors);
  • Ponsilio Kapampa (KYSA);
  • Boston Muchindu (Kansanshi Dynamos);
  • Prosper Chiluya (Kabwe Warriors);
  • Benson Chali (Forest Rangers).

Midfielders

  • Crispin Sakulanda (Red Arrows);
  • Oliver Lumbiya (Young Nkana);
  • Benson Kolala (Forest Rangers);
  • Clinton Lubula (Kansanshi Dynamos);
  • Linos Makwaza (Power Dynamos);
  • Harrison Chisala (Nkana FC);
  • Leonard Mulenga (Green Buffaloes);
  • Musonda Siame (Lumwana Radiants);
  • Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors).

Strikers

  • Kingsley Mukuka (Power Dynamos);
  • Twiza Chaibela (Kabwe Warriors);
  • Benard Kumwenda (KYSA);
  • Conlyde Luchanga (Forest Rangers).

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