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Congo must fall


NATIONAL soccer team coach George Lwandamina says the 2017 Gabon Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville is a must-win.
Zambia will host the Red Devils on March 23 and four days later travel to Brazzaville for the return leg.
Congo lead Group E with four points at par with Zambia but the former have a better goal difference. Kenya and Guinea Bissau have one point apiece.
Speaking in an interview after the morning training session at Trade Fair Grounds in Ndola, Lwandamina said Zambia must beat the Red Devils to maintain the momentum.
“It will be tough, Congo are a strong team but we must maintain the momentum… our objective is to go top of our group.
“I am sure we have capable players who can get us the goals. What is important in these games are goals and I know it won’t be easy but we have to win at all costs,” Lwandamina said.
Congo French tactician Pierre Lechantre has hinted that the Red Devils will play a defensive game in the away encounter at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
Meanwhile, team manager Lusekelo Kamwambi said all the local players summoned to camp have reported except for Napsa Stars defender Boyd Mkandawire.
“All the players are here except for Boyd [Mkandawire]. His mother has been hospitalised, so he is the only one who is not here. The other 23 are in camp. He is looking after his mother, so as soon as the mother is okay he will join us,” Kamwambi said.
The team:
Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda, Racha Kola, Lawrence Mulenga
Defenders: Donashano Malama, Buchizya Mfune, George Chilufya, Solomon
Sakala, Dauti Musekwa, Stephen Kabamba, Adrian Chama,
Midfielders: Isaac Chansa, Charles Zulu, Salulani Phiri, Mwape Mwelwa,
Spencer Sautu, Cletus Chama, Jack Chirwa, Benson Sakala, Christopher Katongo,
Strikers: Conlyde Luchanga, Adamson Mulawo, Patson Daka and Mwila Phiri.

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