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Fashion Sakala Left Out of Grant’s 27-Man Provisional Squad

Fashion Sakala Left Out of Grant's 27-Man Provisional Squad

Zambia’s 27-Member Provisional Squad for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Zambia’s national team coach, Avram Grant, has announced the 27-member provisional squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The team is set to face Morocco and Tanzania on June 7 and 11, respectively. The selection has sparked significant discussion, notably due to the exclusion of some prominent names and the inclusion of fresh talent.

Key Inclusions and Exclusions

Notable Exclusions:

  • Fashion Sakala: The talented forward, known for his dynamic playing style and goal-scoring ability, has been left out of the squad.
  • Clatous Chama: Another surprising exclusion, Chama’s creativity and experience in the midfield will be missed.

New Inclusion:

  • Kingston Mutandwa: Making his way into the squad, Mutandwa’s selection is seen as a strategic move to bring new energy and options to the team’s attack.

Squad Breakdown


  • Charles Kalumba
  • Lawrence Mulenga
  • Victor Chabu
  • Toaster Nsabata


  • Stoppilla Sunzu
  • Kabaso Chongo
  • Killian Kanguluma
  • Frankie Musonda
  • Tandi Mwape
  • Gift Mphande
  • Luka Banda


  • Benson Sakala
  • Miguel Chaiwa
  • Obino Chisala
  • Lubambo Musonda
  • Abraham Siankombo
  • Kelvin Kapumbu
  • Emmanuel Banda
  • Kings Kangwa
  • Joshua Mutale
  • Kelvin Kampamba
  • Gamphani Lungu


  • Patson Daka
  • Evans Kangwa
  • Kingston Mutandwa
  • Edward Chilufya
  • Kennedy Musonda

Coach Avram Grant’s squad selection reflects a balance of experience and fresh talent, aiming to build a team capable of competing at the highest level. The inclusion of Kingston Mutandwa suggests a strategic focus on invigorating the squad with new energy, potentially providing more options in the attacking third.

As Zambia prepares for the critical qualifiers against Morocco and Tanzania, the squad’s performance will be closely watched. The blend of established players and new talents like Kingston Mutandwa will be key in navigating these challenging fixtures. Fans and analysts alike will be eager to see how Avram Grant’s selections play out on the field, as Zambia aims to make a significant impact in their World Cup qualifying campaign

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