The Zambia U-20 boys will this evening get another opportunity to battle against South Sudan in a friendly match to be staged in Ismailia.Both teams are using the friendly to keep them fit ahead of the TotalEnergies AFCON U20 Egypt 2023 that kicks off on Sunday.
Zambia jetted in Egypt on Friday morning as part of the wider plan for the team to acclimatize to the cooler temperatures in the Mediterranean region.Having already played friendly matches against Nigeria and Senegal which they lost both coach Chisi Mbewe will be looking to closing in on his chosen men for the tournament.
The Faz media department reports that goalkeeping department has Jeban Tembo, Levison Banda and Eric Makungu all yearning for a starting berth.
At the back it will be a battle among Lackson Tembo, Mathews Banda, Onesimus Chipango, Gift Mphande, Happy Nsiku, Lombe Mutale and Amon Chulu.
The battle for places is fiercer in midfield where skipper Dominic Kanda, Charles Majapa, Julius Kumwenda, Ian Sindaye, Lasmond Phiri, Emmanuel Mukosha and Songa Chipyoka will be up for competition.pfront the options may lie in Kingston Mutandwa, Derrick Bulaya, Rickson Ng’ambi, Moses Mulenga and Henry Mbuti.
The coaches will have one final check up of the squad on Thursday when Zambia plays Uganda in another test match.Zambia will then head to Alexandria where they will be based for the tournament.
Tonight’s match will kick off at 19:00 hours (CAT) to give the squad a competitive feel of a floodlit atmosphere