Fashion Sakala @ SS com
Fashion Sakala @ SS com

Fashion Sakala joins World Cup squad

Russia based U-20 striker Fashion Sakala has joined the squad in Spain bringing the number of players in camp to 20.

Sakala who is on the books of Russian giants Spartak Moscow was welcomed at the Reina Sofia Tenerife Sur Airport by team manager Hastings Ndovi and communications Desmond Katongo.

The arrival of Sakala leaves only Liefering FC striker Patson Daka as the only player being awaited to complete Coach Beston Chambeshi’s full squad.

Sakala who was an integral part of the Africa Cup and Cosafa Cup winning sides in Zambian colours said he was excited to link with the team.

He told that his aim was to do better that the Africa Cup performance and help the team do well at the world cup.

“Since I went to Russia many people expect a lot from me, I would like to do better than what I did at AFCON,” he said.

“According to my personal target, I think I would to do something that will help my team go very far in the tournament.”

The team is currently holed up in the city of Tenerife where they are shaping up for the world cup.

Zambia is in Group C alongside Portugal, Costa Rica and Iran.

The team’s opening fixture is on May 21 against Portugal at the Jeju World Cup stadium.

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Date: 27/05/2017 Time: 10:00 Fifa U20 World Cup Costa Rica 1 0 Zambia Cheonan Sports Complex
Date: 24/05/2017 Time: 10:00 Fifa U20 World Cup Zambia 4 2 Iran Jeju Stadium
Date: 21/05/2017 Time: 07:00 Fifa U20 World Cup Zambia 2 1 Portugal Jeju Stadium
Date: 12/11/2016 Time: 17:00 World Cup qualifying - Africa Cameroon 1 1 Zambia
Date: 09/10/2016 Time: 14:30 World Cup qualifying - Africa Zambia 1 2 Nigeria Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
Date: 04/09/2016 Time: 16:30 Afcon 2017 Qualifiers Zambia 1 1 Kenya
Date: 24/06/2016 Time: 18:00 2016 Cosafa Cup Zambia 0 1 Namibia Sam Nujoma Stadium
Date: 21/06/2016 Time: 18:00 2016 Cosafa Cup Lesotho 2 3 Zambia Sam Nujoma Stadium
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