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Isaac Chansa has been dropped from Zambia’s 2014 World Cup Group D qualifiers

Posted: 27 May 2013 Time: 14:08

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Isaac Chansa has been dropped from Zambia’s 2014 World Cup Group D qualifiers next month against Lesotho and Sudan.

Herve Renard left out the former Buccaneer from his 25-member team unveiled on May 27 at Football House in Lusaka for the June 8 and 15 games against Lesotho and Sudan respectively.

Chansa has only recently returned to competitive League action since leaving Chinese club Henan Jianye at the end of 2012.

"Isaac has not been called for the June assignment," Football Association of Zambia spokesperson Erick Mwanza said.

"He has not been called largely because he has not played any League action from November last year."

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Chansa this month signed a short-term deal with Zambian League champions Zanaco whom he has been training with since returning from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

This is the second time Renard has dropped Chansa after cutting him from the 2010 World Cup Group C qualifier against Egypt in March 2009

Zambia squad:

Goalkeepers: Kennedy Mweene (Free State Stars, South Africa), Daniel Munyau (Red Arrows), Rabson Muchelenganga (Nchanga Rangers), Davy Kaumbwa (Green Buffaloes),

Defenders: Joseph Musonda (Golden Arrows, South Africa), Bronson Chama, Jimmy Chisenga (both Red Arrows), Davies Nkausu (SuperSport United, South Africa),Khondwani Mtonga (Zesco United), Emmanuel Mbola (Porto, Portugal), Noah Chivuta (Free State Stars, South Africa), Hichani Himonde (TP Mazembe, DRC)

Midfielders: Nathan Sinkala, Rainford Kalaba (both TP Mazembe, DRC), Shadreck Malambo (Red Arrows), Chisamba Lungu (FC Ural, Russia), Mukuka Mulenga (Power Dynamos)

Forwards: Alex Ngonga, Bonwell Mwape (both Nchanga Rangers), Fwayo Tembo (Astra Giurgiu, Romania) Collins Mbesuma (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton, England), James Chamanga (Liaoning Whowin, China), Jacob Mulenga (FC Utrecht, Holland), Christopher Katongo (Henan Jianye, China)

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 02:17 pm
So where has Chris Katongo been playing?
posted: 02:18 pm
This team has more strikers than midfielders, Hawu?
Football Fanatic
posted: 02:19 pm
Zambia are history now,back to the level of Swaziland & Lesotho,please tell us more about Kaizer Chiefs.
Dooba [Glory Deferred]
posted: 02:26 pm
Zambia is one season wonder- it will take them another 25 years before they assemble another formidable squad... no wonder gorillas associate themselves with them...
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 02:32 pm
No Diffrence Between Chipolopolo and the Sea Robbers is Why they Like Each Other they are Teams of the Moment. Love & Peace.
posted: 02:35 pm
Bt keneedy got red card against Lesotho
posted: 02:52 pm
kicoff always making mockery out of pirates name .so what if chansa is not playing ,the guy hasnt been playing competitive football in ages what did u expect?
posted: 03:09 pm
the former Bucaneer lol
The Big General in Mayfair
posted: 03:09 pm
You will bounce back son I knw U are strong other wise U wouldn't hve plyed for us. you would hve plyed for the weakest Zembras who still have to go to ACL for circumcision so that they will come back as men.
posted: 03:16 pm
Dooba [Glory Deferred]
posted: 02:26 pm | Report
Zambia is one season wonder- it will take them another 25 years before they assemble another formidable squad... no wonder gorillas associate themselves with them...
And we should understand why you associate so much with Mugabe ne. Plus you resemble him a lot.
posted: 11:09 pm
Chipolopolo has much more talent than Banana Banana , they always qualify to the nations cup. We may experience a few problems here and there but we cannot be compared to Bafana Bafana who have been failing to qualify to the nations cup. We have young players like Chisamba lungu , Nsuzu , Sinkala , Mbola , Fwayo , Mayuka , Mukuka Mulenga and the list endless , all what is needed is a winning combination with old guys. We might not have huge resources but talent wise , we are better than Banana Banana .
posted: 04:20 am
Wow! The Most Decorated Player currently plying his trade in Africa. Call it a Fluke Afcon Win or whatever you wanna call it, Chansa doesn't care. Winning a Continental Cup in a foreign country, where everything is against your team.... that can never be a fluke. Bafana Bafana is more pathetic than Zambia... The last time Bafana Bafana won the Afcon Mandela was still President. I AM MAYANGA!!! #YOUNGEST BLOGGER ON S.L & K.O#
posted: 09:08 am
Where is Stopila Sunzu and Felix Katongo?
posted: 09:33 am
I saw it coming Mofolo outsmarted him in the middle of the park in the pevious game in Maseru, so um nt suprised. GOOD NEWS FOR LIKUENA, SHAPA LESOTHO SHAPA, SHAPA MOFOLO
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