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Mangani, Mwepu beef up U-20 squad

U-20 Africa Cup winning stars Mangani Banda and Enock Mwepu have beefed up the squad after joining camp. 

And the Zambia U-20 Men’s Football Team warmed up with a practice match against Super Division side Red Arrows losing 3-1 at Nkoloma Stadium.

Banda and Mwepu who were part of the Africa Cup winning side were part of the squad although they did not play in the practice match at Nkoloma Stadium this morning.

Coach Beston Chambeshi gave new call ups a run-in as he shuffles his pieces ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

Red Arrows striker Lubinda Mundia scored two goals with Francis Simwanza scoring from the spot.

It was midfielder Emanuel Banda who whipped in a long drive from a set piece that beat Red Arrows goal minder Medson Luwawa to give the U-20 some take home goal action.

Prince Bwalya was given a chance between the sticks while Chambeshi toyed with a Patrick Ngoma and Conlyde Luchanga partnership with Ngosa Sunzu given a chance in a holding role.

In reshuffled set, the holding role was handed to Emmanuel Banda with Harrison Chisala deployed just on the tip of the midfield while Luchanga retained his place upfront alongside Joseph Phiri.

In the final set up the backline was lined up in familiar fashion with Shemmy Mayembe and Prosper Chiluya deployed as wingbacks while Moses Nyondo and Benson Chali took up the central heart of the defence.

 Chambeshi has summoned 30 players to camp ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup where Zambia is in Group C alongside Portugal, Costa Rica and Iran.

The other players not in Chambeshi provisional 30-member list but are part of his world cup plans are Austria based Patson Daka, Spartak Moscow’s Fashion Sakala and Mwape Mumba of Getafe in Spain.

The is scheduled to leave for a three weeks training camp in Spain prior to heading to South Korea.

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Date: 27/05/2017 Time: 10:00 Fifa U20 World Cup Costa Rica 1 0 Zambia Cheonan Sports Complex
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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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