Defender Frankie Musonda Arrives in Lusaka as Zambia Prepares for Comoros Clash

Zambia’s national football team is gearing up for an important clash against Comoros, and the arrival of Scotland-based defender Frankie Musonda has added to the excitement. Musonda, who plies his trade with Ayr United, has become the first European-based player to join the squad ahead of this weekend’s match.

This match holds significance as it is the final group stage encounter, even though Zambia has already secured their place in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (to be played in 2024). Comoros, on the other hand, is playing for pride after falling out of contention for the AFCON.

The anticipation is building as England-based striker Patson Daka, who experienced a transfer deadline day deal disappointment, is also en route to join the team. The blend of European and local talent is expected to give Zambia an edge in the upcoming fixture.

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Chipolopolo coach Avram Grant has named a 27-member provisional squad for the match. Grant has shown confidence in the majority of the squad that played a pivotal role in Zambia’s qualification for the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Notably, COSAFA Cup winners Wisdom Moyela Libamba and Killian Kanguluma have been included in the squad, adding depth to the team’s roster.

The squad will begin their preparations in Lusaka on September 4 before departing for Comoros. Zambia currently leads Group H with 12 points, a two-point advantage over Ivory Coast, who have also secured their place in the AFCON as hosts. This match against Comoros provides Zambia with an opportunity to fine-tune their preparations and maintain their winning momentum.

As the national team assembles and heads into camp, the football-loving nation eagerly awaits this critical clash and hopes for a strong performance from their talented squad.

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