Zambia Coach names U17 player in 26-Man list for WC Qualifier against Nigeria

Zambia Coach names U17 player in 26-Man list for WC Qualifier against Nigeria

Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda has called up 26 local players provisionally for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Nigeria on 7th October.

In a statement on the Zambia FA official website,, Under 17 player Lameck Banda was handed his first senior call-up.

The next rated midfielder scored 5 goals at the 2017 COSAFA U-17 Championships.

Meanwhile, local clubs Zanaco, Power Dynamos, Zesco United and Nkana dominated the list.

The powerhouses had four players each invited by Coach Nyirenda.

The domestic based players will begin training for the showdown against Nigeria on Monday, September 25

Striker Justin Shonga, who is currently sorting out his club future, is expected to join the team at a later stage.

Full List


Toaster Nsabata Goalkeeper (Zanaco), Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos), Kelvin Malunga (Nkana FC)

Simon Silwimba, Fackson Kapumbu (Zesco United), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Muchindu Boston, Moses Nyondo (Nkana FC), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco FC), Webster Mulenga (Red Arrows), Isaac Shamujompa (Power Dynamos)

Donashano Malama (Nkana FC), Kondwani Mtonga, Mischeck Chaila John Ching’andu (Zesco United FC), Ernest Mbewe, Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco), Godfrey Ngwenya, Larry Bwalya (Power Dynamos), Lameck Banda (Nkwazi), Jack Chirwa, Mike Katiba, Diamond Chikwekwe (Green Buffaloes)

Alex Ng’onga, Martin Phiri (Power Dynamos), Lubinda Mundia (Red Arrows)

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