LUSAKA, (Xinhua) --
The technical team of the Zambia Under-20
national soccer team has released the names of the final
20-member squad that will face Rwanda in their Under-20 Africa
Cup of Nations qualifier.
Charles Bwale has included England-based striker Mwiya Malumo
who plays for Wigan Athletic’s Under-18s, as well as Lifumpa
Mwandwe of Shrewsbury Town.
He told reporters
during a press briefing that the two players were expected to be
in the country to process their documentation before linking up
with their teammates.
The 2017 African
Under-20 champions will play two friendly matches before heading
to Kigali, with a friendly against Malawi set for this weekend.
Zambia will play
Rwanda on May 12 before hosting them a week later. The winner of
the two-leg tie will face either Sudan or Burundi in the final
Squad:Goalkeepers: Prince Bwalya (Green Buffaloes), Flobby
Mashakalati (Circuit City) Defenders: Benson Kolala (Nchanga
Rangers), Jonathan Kapelembe (Romeki FC), Kingsley Hakwiya
(Dream Factory), Christopher Katongo (Kasama United), Justin
Mwanza (Young Nkana) Midfielders:Obino Chisala (Happy
Hearts), Muma Mumba (Green Eagles), Prince Mumba (Kabwe
Warriors), Thomas Zulu (Kafue Celtic), Chanda Mukuka (Gomes),
Albert Kangwanda (Red Arrows), Lifumpa Mwandwe (Shrewsbury
Town,England) Strikers:James Chilima (Chirundu FC), Paul
Mwachisema (Kafue Celtic), Lameck Banda (Zesco United), Martin
Njobvu (Nchanga Rangers), Mwiya Malumo (Wigan Athletic,
England), Francisco Mwepu (Kafue Celtic).