Wedson Nyirenda has availed the final list that will face Nigeria in the World Cup Qualifier Russia 2018. The Zambia Under 20 star Fashion Sakala, Enock Mwepu and Patson Daka have made their way into the final list.
Also Zambia international stars Chisamba Lungu, Stopilla Sunzu and and Kennedy Mweene will dorn the chipolopolo in West Africa. Kalaba will be missed and Mweene will steer the Chipolopolo leadership.
Notably apart from Rainford Kalaba, Fwayo Tembo and Clatous Chama are also missing from the list. But of recent the boy drawing attention Justin Shonga has also been included in the final list. Zambia is second placed in Group B where Nigeria are the leaders.
In the beginning of this qualifier campaign on 9th October 2016 Nigeria shocked Zambia at Levy Mwanawasa with a 2-1 victory. Nigeria went on to produce results against Algeria [3-1] before hammering Cameroon [4-0] and a draw [1-1] accumulating 10 points.
Meanwhile Zambia after the wavering at Levy went on to draw in Cameroon. But this year the Chipolopolo had a double on Algeria [3-0] [0-1] maximising the 6 points to accumulate a total of 7 points.