Renard names squad for Tanzania match
Skipper Chris Katongo will lead the Chipolopolo squad which has been complimented by the legion of TP Mazembe stars, including striker Given Singuluma who makes the team for the friendly match against Tanzania.
Singuluma, the leading scorer at the inaugural CHAN Championship in 2009 and a top striker with Mazembe, returns to the team after nearly a year out of the squad.
Also making the squad is Red Arrows’ defender Francis Tindy.
African champions Zambia play the Taifa Stars of Tanzania on 22nd December in Dar es Salaam.
Releasing the squad list to fazfootball.com, FAZ Spokesperson Erick Mwanza said the team will set the camp in Lusaka on Saturday.
“With our league, the Chinese and Congolese seasons closed, the coach has players plying their trade in these countries available for selection. Chris, Chamanga and Isaac join the locals together with Stoppilla, Hichani, Rainford, Francis, Jonas and SSinguluma. Felix is also in after the closure of the season in Angola,” Mwanza said.
“We’re looking forward to a successful camp and a good training game in Dar es Salaam. On return from Dar, the coach will announce the 26-man squad which will get the final preparations for the defence of our title underway.”
Goalkeepers: Joshua Titima, Danny Munyau, Kakonje Kalililo, Davy Kaumbwa;
Defenders: Stoppila Sunzu, Hichani Himonde, Derrick Mwansa, Salulani Phiri, Chintu Kampamba, Jimmy Chisenga, Francis Tindy;
Midfielders: Chisamba Lungu, Rodrick Kabwe, Isaac Chansa, Raindford Kalaba, Francis Kasonde, Shadreck Malembo, Mukuka Mulenga, Félix Katongo;
Forwards: Chris Katongo, Jonas Sakuwaha, James Chamanga, Given Singuluma, Moses Phiri, Evans Kangwa