Zambian National U-23 coach Fighton Simukonda has included four foreign based professionals to his squad ahead of Saturday’s 2015 All-Africa Games qualifier billed to hold at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Ronald Kampamba of Wadi Degla in Egypt, Bloemfontein Celtic’s Mukuka Mulenga and the Israeli-based duo of striker Evans Kangwa and defender Emmanuel Mbola both of Hapoel Ra’anana joins the squad for the winner takes it all clash.
“Nigeria is not a pushover team, they are strong and we have to prepare adequately if we are to qualify to the All-Africa Games,” Simukonda said.
Also poised to make a return to the squad is Red Arrows winger Bruce Musakanya who missed the first leg tie due to an hamstring injury.
Meanwhile, midfielder Spencer Sautu has been ruled out of the clash. The Chipolopolo midfielder has a leg injury and is expected to be out of action for at least four weeks.
“Spencer will not be part of the Nigeria game, he has been ruled out due to an injury and is currently in a Plaster of Paris,” Simukonda said.
“We will definitely miss the services of Spencer, he is a key player in our team but we have no option but to use available player.”
Zambia and Nigeria played out a goalless draw from the first leg and the winner will qualify to the All-Africa Games to be hosted by Congo-Brazzaville from September 4–19.