December 3, 2012
The Zambia national soccer team has arrived safely in Dammam City for Wednesday’s international match against Saudi Arabia.
The team only managd to leave for Saudi Arabia yesterday after their departure was postponed several times.
The Zambian team flew directly to Dammam City after a brief stop-over in Dubai.
Zambia faces strong opposition against a team which held Argentina at home last month but coach Herve Renard will be looking for some inspiration from Russia based midfielder Chisamba Lungu, much talked about Mukuka Mulenga and captain of the side and veteran defender Chintu Kampamba who are almost assured of places in the AFCON 2013 provisional team to be named by the Frenchman on return.
Influential Nkana striker misses out as he is still in Switzerland while enterprising Red Arrows midfielder and former Porto trialist Bruce Musakanya is with the Zambia defence forces team which is playing in Ivory coast.
The second string Chipolopolo will look to carry maximum points as the match has been accorded full international friendly status and weigh in n this month’s FIFA rankings.
The full team which travelled;
Danny Munyau (Red Arrows), Joshua Titima (Power Dynamos) and Luciano Pasquini (ISM Academy, Italy).
Chishimba Changala (Nkwazi), Jimmy Chisenga (Red Arrows), Salulani Phiri (Zanaco), Aaron Katebe (Hange United, Zimbabwe), Chintu Kampamba (unattached)
Thomas Nyirenda (Power Dynamos), Shadreck Malambo (Red Arrows), Mukuka Mulenga (Power Dynamos), Joseph Sitali (Power Dynamos), Rodrick Kabwe (Kabwe Warriors), Chisamba Lungu (Ural, Russia), Lubambo Musonda (National Assembly)
Evans Kangwa (Nkana), Lewis Macha (Zanaco), Moses Phiri (Zanaco) and Alex Ngonga (Nchanga Rangers).