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Chambeshi recalls Sunzu, Ngoma for World Cup preps

ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka
UNDER-20 national team coach Beston Chambeshi has recalled Israel-based midfielder Ngosa Sunzu and Red Arrows striker Patrick Ngoma ahead of the FIFA South Korea World Cup kicking off on May 20.
Sunzu is younger brother of national team defence kingpin Stopilla.
Chambeshi has also summoned United States of America-based midfielder Peter Mashikini.
He has left out Europe-based stars Fashion Sakala (Russia), Patson Daka (Austria) and Mwape Mumba (Spain) in his 30-man provisional squad that regroups in Lusaka on Wednesday.
Midfielder Enock Mwepu, who is attending trials at Austrian side FC Redbull Salzburg, is not on the list.
“The team will report for camp on April 12 at Cool Breeze Lodge at 18:00 hours for local camping until the team leaves on April 23 enroute to Korea for the World Cup,” team manager Daniel Jere said in a statement released in Lusaka on Friday.
The junior Chipolopolo will camp in Spain.
Zambia will start the campaign against two-time champions Portugal in a Group C match on May 21 in Jeju.
Zambia will face Iran on May 24 and three days later wrap up the group stage against Costa Rica in Cheonan.
The squad:
Goalkeepers: Mangani Banda (Zanaco), Samson Banda (Zesco United), James Phiri (Lusaka Dynamos), Prince Bwalya (Green Buffaloes)
Defenders: Moses Nyondo, Boston Muchindu (both Nkana), Prosper Chiluya (Lumwana Radiants), Benson Chali (Forest Rangers), Solomon Sakala (Napsa Stars), Shemmy Mayembe (Zesco United), Edward Tembo (Gomes FC), Sydney Phiri (Kabwe Warriors), Wayne Museba (Mufulira Wanderers)
Midfielders: Peter Mashikini (Grand View University (USA), Ngosa Sunzu (Hapoel Ra’anana), Crispin Sakulanda (Mufulira Wanderers), Kenneth Kalunga (IFS, Denmark), Boyd Musonda (Zanaco), Harrison Chisala (Nkana), Emmanuel Banda (Esmoriz, Portugal), Linos Makwaza (Power Dynamos), Leonard Mulenga ( Buffaloes), Stephen Chulu (Warriors),
Strikers: Conlyde Luchanga (Lusaka Dynamos), Edward Chilufya (Mpande Youth), Patrick Ngoma, Joseph Phiri (both Red Arrows), Musonda Siame, Happy Nsofwa (both Lumwana), and Damiano Kola (Zanaco).

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