By HONE SIAME
UNDER-20 national team midfielder Lubambo Musonda will be available for next Saturdayâ€™s 2015 Senegal Africa Youth Championship final round, return leg against Malawi.
Coach Hector Chilombo said in Lusaka yesterday that the Armenia-based Musonda will join the team next Wednesday ahead of the decisive clash set for Nkoloma Stadium.
Musonda missed the first leg in Blantyre last Saturday, which Zambia won 2-1.
The former Power Dynamos midfielder has clinched a one-year contract with Armenian side Ulisses FC.
â€œLubambo is coming for the return match against Malawi. We are taking this match very seriously so that we can give Zambians a 50th birthday present by qualifying for the 2015 Africa Youth Championship,â€ Chilombo said.
On injured defender Benedict Chepeshi, Chilombo said the Red Arrows player is still in Portugal.
â€œHe is still in Portugal. We are told he is still nursing a groin injury,â€ Chilombo said.
Meanwhile, the junior Chipolopolo yesterday beat Matero United 2-0 in a friendly at Lusakaâ€™s Nkoloma Stadium with Saith Sakala and Patrick Ngoma contributing a goal each.
Chilombo expressed satisfaction with the performance of the players.
â€œEveryone is working hard in training and the boys know that we are one step to Senegal. We will not underrate Malawi,â€ Chilombo said.
To reach this stage, Zambia trounced Mozambique 4-0 on aggregate while Malawi edged Democratic Republic of Congo 3-1 over two legs.
By HONE SIAME