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Zambia names teenager in squad against Nigeria

Zambia Under 17 forward Lameck Banda has been handed his senior debut call-up for Chipolopolo’s crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B qualifier away to Nigeria on October 7 in Uyo.

Chipolopolo of Zambia

Banda is only new face on the provisional 20-man list of domestic league players coach Wedson  Nyirenda has released.

The exciting youngster inspired Zambia to their debut triumph in the Cosafa U17 Cup in Mauritius in July where Mumamba Numba’s side beat the tournament hosts 3-0 in the final.

The Nkwazi midfielder finished joint top scorer at the tournament with 5 goals.

However, his clubmate and striker Justin Shonga will miss the match due to injury.

Nyirenda will announce his overseas call-ups later this week.

Zambia are second in Group B on seven points , three points behind  Nigeria after five rounds of qualifying matches played.

 


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