The Chipolopolo handler has put his faith in a number of home based professionals for the crucial World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles. Coach Wedson Nyirenda has named his first squad as interim Zambia manager ahead Sunday’s 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Nigeria. The former Ferroviario de Beira handler included Kennedy Mweene, Nathan Sinkala and Jackson Mwanza in the team – with FC Ural's Chisamba Lungu and Lille's Stoppila Sunzu the only two European based pros.
However, there was no room for Racha Kola, Donashano Malama, Billy Mutale, Spencer Sautu, Patson Daka and Justin Shonga in the 23-man squad.
Zambia squad in full
Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda (Zesco United) , Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos), Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA);
Defenders: Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe/DRC), Stoppila Sunzu (Lille /FRA), Simon Silwamba (Zesco United) , George Chilufya (Zanaco) , Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco), Fackson Kapumbu (Zanaco), Lawrence Chungu (Power Dynamos)
Midfielders: Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe/DRC), Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United), Fwayo Tembo (Power Dynamos), John Ching'andu (Zesco United), Clatus Chama (Zesco United), Rodrick Kabwe (Zanaco), Nathan Sinkala (TP Mazembe/DRC), Chisamba Lungu (FC Ural/RUS)
Strikers: Jackson Mwanza (Zesco United), Winston Kalengo (AC Leopards /Congo), Collins Mbesuma (Highlands Park/RSA), Lewis Macha (Kaizer Chiefs/RSA)