Zambia squad to face Bafana

Zambia squad to face Bafana Bafana in Nelson Mandela Challenge

Posted: 30 October 2012 Time: 04:26 pm

Africa Cup of Nations reigning champions Zambia have named a strong squad to face Bafana Bafana next month.

Chipolopolo, who will name their Afcon 2013 provisional squad after this match, will clash with Bafana in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at FNB Stadium on November 14.

Orlando Pirates striker Collins Mbesuma is in the 24-man squad, one of five PSL players, including the ever-present Kennedy Mweene of Free State Stars.

Zambia squad:

Kennedy Mweene (Free State Stars, RSA), Danny Munyau (Red Arrows), Joshua Titima (Power Dynamos), Emmanuel Mbola (FC Porto, Portugal), Joseph Musonda (Golden Arrows, RSA), Davies Nkausu (SuperSport United, RSA), Chintu Kampamba (Unattached), Stoppila Sunzu (TP Mazembe, DRC), Hichani Himoonde (TP Mazembe, DRC), Nathan Sinkala (TP Mazembe, DRC), William Njobvu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva, Israel), Noah Chivuta (Free State Stars, RSA), Isaac Chansa (Henan Jienye, China), Mukuka Mulenga (Power Dynamos), Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe, DRC), Chisamba Lungu (FC Urals, Russia), Shadreck Malambo (Zanaco), Felix Katongo (Primero de Agosto, Angola), Jonas Sakuwaha (El Merreikh, Sudan), James Chamanga (Dalian Shide, China), Collins Mbesuma (Orlando Pirates, RSA), Chris Katongo (Henan Jienye, China), Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton, England), Jacob Mulenga (FC Utrecht, Holland)

Article by: Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Previous comments on this story...

9000 Seconds (Precision Engineering)
posted: 04:31 pm
Bring it on!
Thobzin
posted: 04:37 pm
Jacob Mulenga is a brilliant striker!
9000 Seconds (Precision Engineering)
posted: 04:39 pm
South Africa coach Gordon Igesund is hoping to persuade Norwich midfielder Andrew Surman to play for him at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Surman rejected approaches from Igesund's predecessors, Carlos Alberto Parreira and Pitso Mosimane.

But Igesund told BBC Sport: "I want to see what his situation is now because I think he would add a lot of value to our team."

Surman, 26, was born in Johannesburg before moving to the UK as child.

He has represented England at under-21 level but qualifies for the South Africa senior team under the regulations of world governing body Fifa.

Surman stated only last month that he wanted to concentrate on winning a place in the Norwich side.

However, Igesund, who will travel to England to speak with Surman, has not given up hope of convincing him to join up with Bafana Bafana - particularly now he has a void to fill after Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar recently retired from international football.

"I believe the previous coach spoke to him (Surman) on the phone but he didn't go to see him so we need to find out what his plans are," said Igesund.

"I'm not sure if his scenario has changed but it would be nice.

"We have the Nations Cup on home soil coming up so it would be a great opportunity for him. We'll have a chat and see want his intentions are."

Ex-captain Pienaar quit this month saying he was fatigued after a decade playing for his country.

Igesund still plans to meet with the 30-year-old when he visits England next week to check on Surman and other English-based players, including Leeds United striker Davide Somma, who has recently returned to training after more than a year out through injury.

"At this stage I don't think it's a situation where I should try to talk Steven out of it. I've got to give him space," Igesund said.

"I have to respect his decision to retire because he is finding it tough to balance playing for Everton and South Africa.

"I'm hugely disappointed but sometimes this happens. I will pop in to see him and have a coffee but I don't want to get in a position where I'm trying to negotiate."

Igesund, who succeeded Mosimane in June, will name his squad to face reigning African champions Zambia in their final friendly of the year this week.

Bafana have been drawn to face Angola, Morocco and debutants Cape Verde in Group A of next year's tournament.

"It will be a good test for a few players. If we can start pick a settled team then we will make some real progress," Igesund said.

"A lot of people in this country believe that we've got an easy draw but we haven't.

"Cape Verde are very unknown but in the last few years they have added lots of players from the Portuguese league. You don't beat Cameroon (in the final-round qualifier) if you can't play.

"Morocco are a good football side who play quite a unique style that I think will suit us, and Angola have reached the quarter-finals a few times recently."

-Cl!ck-
posted: 04:42 pm
The Bafana Bafana team to easily whip Zambia's @sses and beyond..

.....................................................Khune.....................................................

......Gaxa.........................Matoho.................Gould........................Masilela.....

......Lebese.....................Yeye.....................Nkosi..........................Shabba.....


....................................Parker......................Majoro.......................................

Bench:
No one space for cows.. As the starting XI will do the job..

Coach:
Gordan Igesund..
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 04:42 pm
I forsee disaster for the tactically bankrupt racist.

Tortoise Nunes against the likes abo Kalaba, Mayuka, Katongo brothers

Foolman against Chansa, Sinkala

Headless chicken Parcow aginst the real double towers, Sunzu and Himoonde



This one of the games that is going to make me be ashamed of being a South African if the white fool will persit with his colobus tendencis.
KOIYOKO
posted: 04:42 pm
The picture of Champions. What a celebration led by Cristopher Katongo. I so wish it could be Bafana with that celebration after WINNING the 2012 Afcon !!
rhulanipride
posted: 04:45 pm
how will BB win if an unselected player to the squard comfort himself that,'i will focus on my team because thats where i get paid'..it shows,there is no national team spirit here..1 should stress much of this country...
Captain Jack Sparrow
posted: 04:45 pm
Bafana need to close down that 2 Katongo brothers & Kalaba to survive. And Pirates need to make sure Kalaba don't leave Mzansi without signing for the DTC. Pliz Dr Khoza man, we want Kalaba at Pirates.
"Since 1937" of course
derriq\'e
posted: 04:50 pm
@ Thobzin, which team is this Jacob Mulenga guy playing for?
KC is National Defence Force
posted: 04:53 pm
This is one beautiful picture !!!!
chronic2001(the champ)
posted: 04:53 pm
mr editor this a nice picture,i like it oye
derriq\'e
posted: 04:54 pm
oh I see, I thoughtit was Clifford but, its his brother
chronic2001(the champ)
posted: 04:56 pm
am not yet convinced that zambia is a power house i think bafana ba chiefs is going to win this one
Liesbeeck
posted: 05:10 pm
chronic2001(the champ)posted: 04:56 pm am not yet convinced that zambia is a power house i think bafana ba chiefs is going to win this one
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are you talking about the same bafana bachips that was huffing n puffing , struggling against minnows like ethiopia, botswana..not forgetting kenya?
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 05:19 pm

The White messiah will take us no where, Zambia will win this game unless Gordon coma to his senses.
khosiolosopher
posted: 05:54 pm
Dnt warry Bafaba bakhosi wl do the job 4 the nation 1ns again
illwil
posted: 05:59 pm
i cnt wait to watch dis gme im expecting gud game win for BB
smambo
posted: 06:34 pm
This is real deal from Chipoloplo ,these players are tried and tested ,they give Bafana a run for their money, Gordon side will tested.Bafana will rise to occasion show everyone that they can be equal to the tasks.VIVA BAFANA ,VIVA DISKI, VIVA SA FOOTBALL
sepakupaku
posted: 06:49 pm
Mr GI, I will be happy if you don't select anyone from Nkandla united. Scowiso myinyedi is selfish. Sancoweni will cost a team if the refree is obsefant. The less said about 'the head don't lie the better'.
Bafana ba chiefs will make us proud.
number17
posted: 07:08 pm
MbesSsssssuma.
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