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Nyirenda names final squad for Nigeria

Zambia national football team acting head coach Wedson Nyirenda has named his final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier with Nigeria to be played at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on October 9.

Nyirenda announced his final squad after he released eleven players on Saturday who were part of the 25-man squad invited for a one week assessment period.

Nyirenda named the released players as Racha Kola, Donashano Malama, Billy Mutale, Spencer Sautu, Patson Daka, Justin Shonga, Misheck Chaila, Richard Kasonde, Mwape Mwelwa, Charles Zulu and Jack Chirwa.

The coach has selected fourteen players from the domestic league who will be joined by nine foreign-based players in Ndola.

Collins Mbesuma and Winston Kalengo are expected to be the first foreign-based players expected to join camp on Sunday.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda (Zesco United) , Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos), Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA);

Defenders: Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe/DRC), Stoppila Sunzu (Lille /FRA), Simon Silwamba (Zesco United) , George Chilufya (Zanaco) , Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco), Fackson Kapumbu (Zanaco), Lawrence Chungu (Power Dynamos)

Midfielders: Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe/DRC), Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United), Fwayo Tembo (Power Dynamos), John Ching’andu (Zesco United), Clatus Chama (Zesco United), Rodrick Kabwe (Zanaco), Nathan Sinkala (TP Mazembe/DRC), Chisamba Lungu (FC Ural/RUS)

Strikers: Jackson Mwanza (Zesco United), Winston Kalengo (AC Leopards /Congo), Collins Mbesuma (Highlands Park/RSA), Lewis Macha (Kaizer Chiefs/RSA)